The VisionChristians Living as Light and Salt…


 
 

Be light and salt... without regard to circumstances.

Simple instructions to God's people throughout history.

Not easy.

Not glamorous.

But precisely what God asks of His people.

To the people of Israel facing 70 years of enslavement, He instructed them to:

Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what you produce.  Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.   Jeremiah 29;5-7

The Cross Connecting Network exists to help Christians glorify God and by producing thriving communities where they live and work daily.

The VehicleThe Body of Christ


The Body of Christ, the Church, is a living organism with the sole responsibility to act on behalf of Jesus.

It is unique in its role.

It is called the Body of Christ on this earth.

And, this body “displays the manifold wisdom of God and His glory throughout all generations, to every nation, and even to the principalities and powers in the heavenlies.” Ephesians 3:10

In the darkest of places and most desperate situations, God sends out his people to be light and salt; seeking to share the love of God that they have experienced with others.

Today, the Church has an unprecedented opportunity to function both locally and globally and to share resources and celebrate together as participate as one body in God’s work.
As part of this Body,

The Cross Connecting Network engage the local and global body of Christ and release Kingdom resources to build up the Body of Christ in love.

 
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
Ephesians 4:15,16

The Path Seeing and Seeking the Kingdom of God…Together
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Following Jesus is a straight forward path. We often complicate it, but He doesn’t.

Jesus say all that we need is provided when  we seek God’s Kingdom and His righteousness.

God’s Kingdom is where God sets the agenda, the rules, and sets a path before us that is the best possible path.

God has this path all mapped out for us…but there are plenty of distractions, road blocks,  and we have our own agendas. Often, we are prone to wander.

And, although it is the responsibility and privilege of each of us to seek His Kingdom…we were never meant to do it alone.

Seeking the Kingdom of God together with others is the most unifying and productive thing we can do.

Our minds, hearts, and lives are transformed as we do. We learn what it means to repent, to change our direction and seek to understand what God’s desires are.

Cultural differences and prejudices are chipped away as we learn that Kingdom truth is not the exclusive property of any culture. In fact, we learn just how much our cultural influences us to pursue other kingdoms that are vastly different from God’s Kingdom.

And, we want to help people do that… to cultivate and connect people, ideas, and resources as we see and seek the Kingdom of God…together.

 

The StrategySimple – Proven – Biblical
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  • Step 1: Target Key Leaders

    Our top priority is the development of a few leaders who are committed to knowing, doing, and teaching truth and capable of organizing and mobilizing others. We do not attempt to train hundreds and thousand. We are investing in “some” who can teach “many” so we can reach “all”

  • Step 2: Learn and Improve Through Models

    God’s truth is consistent; our living conditions are not. We work out and improve our application of the truth through 3 different types of communities:

    • The slum community
    • The village community
    • The upwardly mobile community

    In addition, we recognize that we also live within cultural channels or segments that create their own. Each of these communities present different type of challenges and opportunities. By understanding these communities we can, we can help others living in similar conditions to increase the impact of the Kingdom of God in their particular area.

  • Step 3: Multiply by connecting and collaborating.

    Together…by design, God’s work requires a multitude of diverse people working together for a single purpose. We seek to collaborate and empower as many as possible as we see and seek the Kingdom of God…together. And, we invite you to be a part.

2020 VisionWhat we are praying to accomplish by the end of 2020.

New Church Plants
0+

REGENERATED CHURCHES
0+

Mobilized Leaders
50+

And, you?The harvest is plentiful…the workers few…

In Jesus’ day, The Apostle Matthew records that:

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:35-38

If you haven’t noticed by now, we are not about ‘hype’ or drawing people into our big vision.

Big vision is great…but only when it matches God’s vision. Our role is to see God’s vision and to respond.

We have the honor to work in a place where the crowds are indeed “helpless and harassed” like “sheep without shepherds.”

Many live in poverty. Frustration abounds.

But, the opportunities far surpass the difficulties. The joy – indescribable.

And, we are asking God for more workers.

Might you be one of those workers?

If so, please connect with us.