What are you going to do about it?

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A movement is rising. Community members, parents, and students agree they want to see God move in and around them. They want to see their friends and neighbors know the Lord. In their heart's desire, they turn towards the church, their pastors, some even turned towards me looking for an answer.

At Kroger, I was literally cornered in the bakery by a mom and a dad bombarding me with questions of how I was going to win souls for Christ. They spoke a mile a minute, and I politely listened and nodded my head. When they stopped to catch a breath, I told them, "You're my plan."

A movement is rising where the church is putting discipleship and mission back into the hands of everyday people. Every other Saturday, I sit down with four ministry leaders, two working

professionals and a couple juniors in college. I ask them two simple questions, "What is God saying to you and what are you going to do about it?" It takes hours for us to come up with a response, but by the end of it, we have a plan as to how we will seek God that week.    

Every Thursday at 6 am, I meet with two high school juniors at McDonald's. I ask the same questions. As we reflect and discuss how God's grabbing their attention, their eyes get wider and wider, and it is not because of the coffee. The Lord is giving them a missional lens to see how they can reach their friends for the Kingdom of God.

Now, remember the family that cornered me? After taking a semester to seek the Lord's will, they want to be a family on mission. Starting in January they will be inviting their children's friends for dinner. There, students will be asked these questions I want to ask you. What is God saying to you? And what are you going to do about it?

Edwin Chow

Homestead Community Campus Life director

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