I woke up this morning and realized that I haven’t posted (with the exception of videos) on the blog for a while now. It has been a packed last few weeks as we’re preparing for the fall. The count down is 15 days until we kick off our Thursday night gathering!
Our leadership team sat down in the beginning of the summer to discuss and dream of what we hope God would accomplish through us this upcoming school year. Here are a few goals we went over:
- To lead people to Christ. This seems like an obvious one but is sadly a missing factor for some ministries and churches. Will VI be committed to seeking to lost?
- Become a city on a hill to ASU and Tempe
- Saturate the area with Jesus followers
- Create a reproducible structure of ministry
- Equip and empower college students to live gospel-centered and mission-focused
- Create communities that are living and loving each other like family
I’m praying that we would be open to what God has planned for us.
Here is a sneak peak at our first series starting July 23rd-
As our ministry grows and as we start to plan for the future there are many questions that I’ve been wrestling with. I pray that God would guide us and we’d submit to His mission for Tempe.
Here’s what I’ve been wrestling with:
Are we committed to growing big, or committed to multiplying and saturating the area?(Matt 28:19-20)
Are we striving to be a “city on a hill” to ASU? (Matt 5:14)
Are we positioning ourselves to be in Tempe and on campus? (Jer 29:4-6)
Do we have a heart for Tempe and ASU? (Jer 29:7)
Are we radically changed by the gospel in a way that creates a gospel-centered counter-culture?(Acts 2:42-47)
Is the mission to have community, or are we communities on mission? (Acts 2:42-47)
Do we believe that God has a mission specific mission for us? (John 21:22, Acts 17:26-27)
Filed under ASU, Church, Mission
On October 22 – 24 (Wed. – Fri.), the Veritas Forum(the latin word for ‘truth’) will take place in Murdock Lecture Hall, Room 101, at the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University (see www.veritas.org and www.veritas.org/asu ). These events are free and open to all:
* Wed., Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., Professor Mary Poplin of Claremont Graduate University will speak on “Jesus and the University.” (**IF YOU ONLY GO TO ONE, MAKE IT THIS ONE!!!!**)
* Thurs., Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., Rev. Jon McHatton, Chaplain of the Arizona Legislature, will speak on “Jesus and Government.”
* Fri., Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m., Michael Berens, Ph.D., a Genomics and Cancer Researcher, will speak on “Jesus and Science.”
The Arizona Republic released an article on the urbanization of Tempe. Some are calling Tempe “the new American city.” It is pretty sweet.
Read the article here
Filed under ASU, Culture, Tempe