Reformation and Commitment Weekend
This weekend, October 28-29, we will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The Reformation is a time in history when people of faith rose up to the big challenge in front of them. What was that challenge? The leadership in the church was not teaching Biblical truth!
This isn’t an accusation of unfaithfulness; it is a reality we call experience. We make decisions on what we think is best rather than on what the Bible teaches. Initially our decisions may be informed by Scripture, and that is great. But if we don’t remain rooted in the Word, decision after decision has the chance to, unintentionally, take us away from Godly decisions.
That is why I am so excited this week that Cross, as a family of faith, is re-committing itself, each one of us, to live out our faith more intentionally. We have a big goal to have 500 adults commit or recommit to discipleship at Cross. Discipleship is the faithful following of Jesus Christ and our Triune God. At Cross we define this as Walking with God in worship, Growing in Faith Together and Loving Our Neighbors.
So far the results have been exciting. This fall we started 14 new community groups with the Living (n) Active materials. Eighteen families will commit to discipleship for the first time at Cross. Thirteen students will receive first Communion and four will confirm their faith! This is just the beginning for what God has been doing this fall! Come join us on Sunday, October 29 for our Reformation celebration and our recommitment to life and ministry together here at Cross!
P.S. Don’t forget to celebrate with us on Saturday night, October 28 for the Jubilee Celebration! Kick-off is at 5 PM! See you this weekend!