Impact Weekend was truly incredible. Several people gathered in the Worship Center on Saturday night for Chicken and Catfish from Uncle Bud's, ready to hear from our church planters and what they're doing on the ground for the Kingdom.
Mike Wilson from Haiti, Justin Martin from Portland, Matt Tipton from New Orleans, Andrew Mann from NYC, Rachel Powell representing West Africa, and Juan Ward and Matt Dye from Atlanta sat on stage and shared on national and international missions. Read their thoughts below on what it means to serve God and serve people.
After the mission panel Q&A, people gathered in classrooms to hear the church planters talk about their specific ministries. This was a great opportunity for our ClearView family to meet these church planters and get some insight as they pray through future mission trips and where the Lord might lead them.
On Sunday morning, our people were able to have conversations with local ministries in the Atrium. They were informed on how they can serve right here in Middle Tennessee. In both worship hours, Dustin Wills spoke on living with a missional mindset.
Overall, it was awesome to see what the Lord is doing all over the world. There is nothing better than being a part of Kingdom work. God received the glory this weekend! Continue to pray for our church planters. You can CLICK HERE to read more about their families and ministries.
Thoughts from our Church Planters and Mission Speaker:
What an awesome weekend with our church planters and local mission organizations! Here are some insights from our church planters and our main speaker on missional living.
“We have an opportunity to join in God’s story which has eternal implications.” (Justin Martin, Portland)
“Motivation comes from a thousand places – the thing we all have in common is that Christ loved us first. At the end of the day, it’s easy to touch physical needs, but then people open up to spiritual needs. Haiti is a hotbed of voodoo. We listen to the Holy Spirit. This is a ministry of presence. It’s about making yourself available to people.” (Mike Wilson, Haiti)
“People left church and turned their back on God. They say: 'I’m done with God.' We nurture individuals. Walking with them is a daily process.” (Jean Ward, East Atlanta)
“We get complacent. We need to have a greater view of what Christ did for us. The Gospel is what drives us to go. It’s learning the heart language, culture and community of your people.” (Matt Tipton, New Orleans)
“There is no such thing as an unsent Christian. It's not about going to a specific place. It's about being intentional wherever you are. It's about every day people abandoning their own mission and joining the mission of God. There's nothing like going to work with your Father. All He asks us to do is put our hand on the hammer. He will do the heavy lifting.” (Dustin Willis, Author & Speaker)