One of our core values at LifePoint is “Engaging Mission.” A necessity for engaging mission is being equipped to engage it. Equipping people to engage mission, a major part of discipleship, is a significant priority at LPC.
There are two great equipping opportunities right around the corner here locally if you have a passion for missions. The first, which I have blogged about before, is the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement class that will be offered here at LifePoint on Tuesday nights, beginning January 22. This is a phenomenal college level course that will equip you with amazing insights into how the mission of God is unfolding in our world today. You can sign up at LifePoint, and also pick up a brochure with all the info. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info as well.
The other opportunity is just a week away. Next weekend at Crossroads Community Church here in Vancouver, Mission ConneXion Northwest is taking place. This is a two-day (Friday/Saturday) event with all sorts of breakout sessions and world-renowned speakers, that will serve to mobilize you on mission. It’s an awesome opportunity here locally…and…wait for it…. it’s FREE. Though it is free, they are still asking that you register. You can register here.
Even if you can’t commit the entire weekend to it, Friday night from 7pm to 9pm Ravi Zacharias is speaking. Are you wondering where Carissa and I are headed for date night next Friday? For the record, I did ask first and she responded “Oh yeah!!” (True story). Ravi Zacharias is one of my favorite authors and speakers. You’ll see a link to his RZIM ministries on the right side of this blog. It is with no hesitation that I can refer to him as one of the great voices for Christ alive in the world today. He has doctorates in both law and divinity, and is phenomenal in the area of apologetics. We’ve never seen him in person, so we’re looking forward to it.
I encourage you to take advantage of these two great opportunities here locally, I know you’ll be glad you did.