In a postmodern culture, everyone has a different notion of truth. What’s true for you might not be true for me and vice versa. In that kind of pluralistic environment, people who don’t know Jesus need a reason to believe that the Christian faith is true in a way other forms of modern spirituality are not. God knows that. He’s not surprised by post-modernism. In fact, he anticipated post-modernism all the way back in the 1st century AD when Peter wrote:
“Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.” (1 Pe 2:12)
What will prompt a non-Christian to wonder, perhaps for the first time, if Jesus really is who he says he is? The answer is simple – the inexplainable testimony of Christian community. In the way we love one another, people will see the love of God. In the way we work through conflict with one another, people see the forgiveness and reconciling power of God. Nothing commends the character of God and the truth of the gospel like the life of a genuine Christian community. And that’s a good thing, especially in a post-modern culture where people are looking to belong before they’re willing to believe.
Helping people quickly connect to community at Kingsway is an essential part of our evangelism strategy. That’s why we’re forming a new, volunteer group this month called the “Connect Team.” The goal is this team is not to do the work of connecting people so all the rest of us can feel good about how “welcoming” our church is while we watch football on Sunday afternoons. The goal of the Connect Team is to equip all of us to help the friends we bring and meet on Sunday morning to quickly connect to our community.
If you are detail-oriented, computer savvy, enjoy meeting new people, and excited about what God’s doing in your life at Kingsway, please volunteer for the Connect Team. You also need to be able to stand at a new “Connect Desk” in the foyer before and after the Sunday morning service at least once a month. We’re asking God to provide 7-8 adults to launch the Connect Team by the end of April, including a man or woman to lead the team. To get more information or volunteer, contact Matthew.