INTO HIS HARVEST
“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 9:36-38
Jesus started a ministry of liberty and freedom to the burdened children of Israel. When he completed his ministry, he instructed his followers to continue what he started by teaching all whom they came in contact with ‘the things Jesus taught them.’ (Matthew 28:19-20) A little earlier in his ministry, he advised his disciples that once his good news was preached throughout the entire inhabited earth, the end to sorrow, suffering and injustice of all kinds would come. (Matthew 24:14) The Apostle Paul described this new commission as a ‘ministry of reconciliation’ and that Jesus’ followers are ambassadors of Christ, carrying out his ministry in his absence. (2 Corinthians 5:18-20)
Christians over the centuries have engaged in such a ministry by reaching out to people at their homes or places of work, and by expanding their ministry into foreign lands. However, we notice that the greatest need for Jesus’ authentic teachings is right within the Christian community. Therefore, in January 2015, we began a bold, new and innovative type of ministry, quite different from most other modern day ministries.
We invite our readers to consider this new approach as set forth in the articles listed below. We look forward to the possibility that our brothers and sisters, who are willing and able, will join us in this adventure of boldly and confidently taking the Master’s ministry out into our communities as “workers into his harvest!”
May 25, 2015
(More to Come)
EXPERIENCES OF THOSE WHO ENGAGE IN THIS BOLD MINISTRY
The response to this new type of ministry has been extremely positive. Some of those experiences are noted above. Unfortunately, we cannot post many of the experiences of those who are engaging in this special ministry because we need to respect the privacy of the churches that are being served, as well as the privacy of our brothers and sisters engaging in this work. But please know that thousands of our brothers and sisters are engaging in this ministry and are having wonderful success.
We hope you are among that number. If you feel your experiences will not compromise the privacy of those you serve, please feel free to share your experiences with us by our Contact page.