All hands on deck to make cookies and share coffee and creamer for Lauren’s office mates. We’ve been learning that small gestures can lead to big kingdom impact.
(Nathaniel and his wife Kaleigh lead Koinonia, which has several young professionals who are always on the look-out for ways to connect with co-workers and share Christ’s love in a practical way.)
I’m often reminded how God cares lots about the relationships we care about. This theme shows through in this brief glimpse into the SOKs Missional Community through the eyes of one of our young leaders:
Today, we delivered hot chocolate. Not many people wanted hot chocolate, but then my brother came!
Missional Communities go through seasons. Seasons of focus on the Mission and seasons of focus on the Family. Game On! MC is learning how important family is in a time when other regular rhythms are out of whack.
January has been an interesting month for Game On!. Due to changes in nearly everyone’s work, either a new job or having to pick up extra shifts or even being shipped off to Michigan for a few weeks to help out a new office, our Missional Community nights have been sort of light. We, of course, continued to gather, but it became very lax. Teachings that were prepared for were put onto the back burner and were replaced with more intimate teachings and time together.
Last Friday was the first time in three weeks we were all able to get together again on Missional Community night. It really felt like we never skipped a beat. We spent dinner exchanging stories from our work places, upcoming games, and even about what we are going to do for our upcoming OUT that won’t be at our normal location. After a teaching on vision, we set off for the living room to do what we do best, play games together. It was wonderful to have the family back together again. I know we all missed one another, and I know we can’t wait for this week’s Missional Community gathering.