Mission Focus for June – InclusivityJun 09, 2019
The mission focus for June 2019 is Inclusivity – “How much are the people for whom Christ died suffering because we remain paralyzed and divided by our differences when we should be working together as the hands and feet of Jesus in the world? There must be a better and more efficient way to carry out our roles within the mission of God. Surely, we can do better.” Cleveland, C. (2013). Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the hidden forces that keep us apart. Westmont, IL. InterVarsity Press.
We pray: Creator, giver, and sustainer of life, we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. May you show your children that they are all welcome and perfect in your image, lifting up their differences as gifts. Provide strength to all people who face persecution and oppression because of their lifestyle, sexuality, or orientation. Help us to build a community that allows all people to live their truths by creating spaces that are safe and affirming. Amen