Week 10 of Creative Chaos
This is my post for Creative Chaos (see also guidelines) over at Ragamuffin Soul for this week. A few weeks ago our church was finishing up a series called Fluid, see my post Almost Mid-week, Are You Fluid?, that was focusing on local missions.
A Focus on Local Missions
What was so cool about it was the service was almost a Q&A session on what it meant to do missions in the local area. After the quick message, everyone was to peruse the tables around the sanctuary that had “fluid cards” that each had a different mission application to be completed that week.
They were not difficult things to accomplish, and no one could realistically look at the vast numbers of ideas and say, I can’t do that. If they did, there was a card that said, “write one in yourself” and do it. These were tasks like getting food gift certificates for different charities the church supports, washing your neighbors car, mowing someones lawn, sending a card, visiting a specific person in a nearby nursing home and so on.
What was so great about this exercise is that they were things that everyone could participate in, and be part of local missions work. It was meant to be a lifestyle change but it also made a big difference that week.
It is almost mid-week, have you picked up or thought about your fluid card yet? Brian’s Worship Journey blog this morning, a loss for words reminded me that this is not something we should do, check off the list, job well done, and move on.
This is something we need to keep with us in our hearts each day as we encounter God’s people. So, I posted my mug to remind myself to get on the ball and be a person of action. These do sound like simple things on Sunday morning but we all get busy and have a million things going on all throughout the week, hopefully I can remember to take time out as the opportunity arises.
A Fluid Experience
This is the current series our church is doing on the importance of being mission people. After the service on Sunday, they had tables to pick up various types of cards as examples of how we can be people of action. These are simple things. Baking cookies for the firehouse, providing food for people in need and so on. The cards we picked up was our way of saying, we will commit to being a person of action this week.
Those over at THE FLUID EXPERIENCE are waiting to hear your stories from this week, I am looking forward to them as well. We took our card with us today into town and I can’t wait for it to be put into use.