GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS
DON’T WORRY! SIGNING UP FOR CITYREACH WON’T HAVE YOU SENT OFF TO THE WILDS OF AFRICA ALL BY YOURSELF!
There are so many different trips and destinations to choose from, and you will find yourself part of a happy group, setting off by car for a weekend in Lesotho or maybe Swaziland or if you are really brave, somewhere even further afield.
Wherever you go, you’ll find spiritually hungry (and maybe physically hungry, too) communities, and you’ll have two opportunities – to “go” and to “grow!”
The first opportunity – going – is about being obedient to the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20: “Then Jesus said, ‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…’”
I guess you could say the second part is a by-product of the first – when we are obedient to “go,” something happens in our faith. It’s almost like we are reignited by the gospel we are taking to the nations – like our soul rediscovers the foundational truths that first brought us into a relationship with God. Our faith is strengthened, and we find ourselves filled with a new passion for God and a fresh love for people.
BUT THAT’S JUST A BONUS. THE PURPOSE OF CITYREACH IS IN THE GOING – it’s about taking the gospel to the nations, and it needs a dedicated team made up of you and me! It’s truly a blessing to be in a church reaching the nations from Hillcrest!
In 2019 we were blessed to be able to go on 30 different trips, from Lesotho to the Comoros islands, and from Swaziland to Malawi and Zambia. The gospel is spreading, and we get to be part of it!