Good morning friends and family and happy weekend!
We're going to wrap up this two-part series with a short discussion about the fifth point from Gulf Coast Community Church's Sunday morning sermon on August 16 and how it relates to CoMission's value for unity with the local church. This fifth point, titled "The Church is Self-Sacrificial (Not Self-Serving)" once again emphasizes the importance of community within the church body, as followers of Christ are expected to be selfless with each other.
Verse 45 in Acts 2 says, "...and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need." People in the church, the body of Christ, are said to be willingly sacrificial of their goods, everything from food to finances. Pastor Peter even mentioned the necessity of sacrificing one's time for the sake of serving his/her fellow believers. If we are truly in God's family, his Spirit naturally fills us with a generosity and eagerness to serve His people however that may be and that is something CoMission focuses on, especially our staff team.
All during the school year, our staff spend tireless hours, sacrificing their time by investing in the lives of students on the college campus, building relationships and equipping disciples for the kingdom. We're also quick to open up our homes for social gatherings and many of those who attend eagerly serve by helping provide food. Other times, some of us give of our time and money by offering car rides for those who don't have reliable transportation to church, school or work. Each of us have different gifts and resources that the Lord has blessed us with, therefore we are called to give back portions to Him by serving those within (and even outside of) the church body.
I serve on staff as both Receptionist and Administrative Assistant for Gulf Coast Community Church and as Executive/Administrative Assistant for CoMission, the church's college outreach ministry. My role in CoMission specifically, includes bookkeeping, calendar oversight, document editing and of course, my favorite part: writing this blog. My hope for this blog is to help you get a feel for what the heartbeat of CoMission is about as I share various content on the topics of discipleship, evangelism, college outreach strategies, and everything in between. I'll even share an occasional update on the current events of CoMission as we strive to raise and equip disciples for the sake of the Gospel on the USFSP campus. May you be well informed and encouraged with every post. To Him be the glory.