The Great Adventure!

Jesus never promised that following him would be a piece of cake. It would be fulfilling.  It would be energizing.  It would be life-giving.

It would be a Great Adventure!

Adventurers in the Bible

If you read about anyone in the Bible, none of them had a cushy life.  None of them lived a 9-5 kind of life.  Every key figure in the scriptures lived a life of adventure.

  • Moses led a nation out of slavery and into freedom.
  • David conquered a nation by defeating their hero, Goliath, in battle.
  • The Apostle Paul gave up his old religious system and embraced God’s call to spread the news about Jesus all over the Roman Empire.

The Question

And here we are 2000 years later.  The question for us is this:

Do we think of our faith as something that just makes our life easier?  As something to help us maintain the status quo?

Or do we think of following Jesus as a Great Adventure?

Unfortunately, most Christians and most churches think of their faith as something that will keep them safely within their comfort zone.  But God isn’t interested in leaving us in our comfort zone.  Over and over in the scriptures, God sends people out of their comfort zone.  Why would God operate any differently today?

God is Calling Us on a Great Adventure

As a church, God is calling us out of our comfort zone.  God is calling Northminster to join him on a Great Adventure—an adventure into the glorious unknown!

Soon you’ll be hearing from our elders about the next steps in our New Beginnings process.  It has been a challenge to wrestle with all that came out of the New Beginnings groups last fall.

But something new is definitely on the horizon.  And we promise we will keep you informed and involved as we move toward that horizon.

On Sunday, February 8, we will have a congregational gathering from 5-7pm.  We’ll begin with dinner together, followed by a discussion about New Beginnings and the Great Adventure that God has in store for us in 2015.  We’ll also present the 2015 budget and the pastor’s terms of call, as well as field any other questions you might have.

2015 is going to be a great year!  I’m both scared and excited about the glorious unknown into which God is calling us!

But I’m grateful to be on this journey with you.

Pastor Markus

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