What would it take for HBC to see 5% Kingdom impact in Hawera by 2020? At that meeting we brainstormed & came up with a bunch of ideas, but what we also did was hone in on some sharp areas of focus for a Kingdom vision here at HBC.
These areas can be summarized in the phrase "inside out" - a community of people who are spiritually healthy on the inside purposefully having our faith bubble out of us and into every facet of our own lives, and our life as a community. That's what we heard from God back in March and it should really be no surprise to us.
So what do we do about this? Firstly, we need to take it seriously because it's Kingdom work we're talking about - be prayerful! Secondly, we need to examine our own lives and work on areas that might get in the way of God's vision for us. Thirdly, we need to be prepared to make consistent and purposeful change in our life as a community.
Exciting challenges...but perhaps uncomfortable at times. Are we prepared to be uncomfortable for the sake of significant Kingdom impact in our town? My hope and prayer is that we are!
Pastor David Auty