Wednesday, January 18, 2012

relationship

I'm going to write briefly over the next few weeks on the values that Nativity Missions holds. They won't be in any particular order of importance, and I do believe they all are critical. Our values are principles that we believe are essential to the way we carry out Missions work. They are words to live by, things to be mindful of, attitudes to adopt as you serve at Nativity. The first one is
relationship
God created us all equal, in his own image and likeness, and he created us for relationship. He thinks relationships are pretty important -- so important that he was willing to send his Son to be crucified on a cross so that we could be in relationship with him. Relationships are eternal. God wants to have a relationship with us and wants to use our relationships to change lives.

Nativity Missions is all about connecting people from our community with people outside of our community. In order to be an effective witness to your faith and provide real help and encouragement, relationships are essential. Movie recommendations and constructive criticism from a best friend mean a lot more than hearing those words from a stranger. Relationships lead the way to other blessings like encouragement, accountability, support and love. Our Missions work is focused on building relationships because it's what we're designed to do and it's one of the few things that's going to matter when we're six feet under.

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