Another ninety days has passed since we set our sights on “turn[ing] fifty neighborhoods upside down for Christ.” That means we’ve taken some time to evaluate our progress toward our five year vision and set some new short-term goals. (You can listen to the audio of Pastor Logan sharing our entire five year vision here.)
Our initial one year goal is full participation and shared responsibility. We want to see every believer at CrossPoint living as a disciple, and having moved away from mere spectatorship and consumerism. While certainly not the only markers, this shift will be evident by 1) the identification and use of spiritual gifts, 2) having read through the whole Bible with someone, 3) praying for neighbors and neighborhood daily, and 4) having introduced someone else to the body.
While we have emphasized 2, 3, and 4 to varying degrees already this year, we have not really discussed this first marker: the identification and use of spiritual gifts. God empowers believers with these gifts “to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10). So, over the next three months, this will be an ongoing conversation in our gatherings. We want to understand what the Bible says about spiritual gifts and learn from each other how we might use those gifts for God’s glory and His Kingdom. Come be a part of the conversation this Sunday!