Almighty God, our heavenly Father, you declare your glory and show forth your handiwork in the heavens and in the earth: Deliver us in our various occupations from the service of self alone, that we may do the work you give us to do in truth and beauty and for the common good; for the sake of him who came among us as one who serves, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Another class of emerging leaders is now being equipped to represent Jesus Christ on their front lines of work and culture!
It’s a diverse group, working in health care, business, music, financial services, tech, engineering, and economics—to say nothing about their personalities and backgrounds. But they all have one thing in common—a deep desire to know and follow God’s plan for their lives in everything.
And that’s the thing I have seen again and again. People who choose to be in this program are people you want in the program, and people you want to know as friends!
Once again we began the year with an exercise in simplicity—a weekend without phones, media, or electronics; camping and cooking studying together—in order to hear from God and get to know each other. We studied Sabbath and leisure as the context for our work. (God created us to work. But above all he created us to be in right relationship with him!)
They had three hours of solo time with God.
We praise God for your prayers, financial support, and encouragement as we help equip these millennials for service in his kingdom!