The Student Ministry of Lone Oak FBC exists to see students Love God, Serve Others, Reach the Lost, Live in Community, and Grow in Faith.
- We Love God by abiding in Him.
- We Serve Others by combining our burdens + passions + vision = mission.
- We Reach the Lost by proclaiming the Gospel.
- We Live in Community by connecting with other believers.
- We Grow in our Faith by developing spiritual disciplines.
Wednesday night Resonate finished its Purpose series walking through each of these five purposes as a ministry starting with Loving God. Last week we talked through the purpose of Serving Others.
We Serve Others by combining out passion + burden + vision = mission.
This equation can give us the who, what, when, where, and how.
“For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift – not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His creation – created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.”
Understanding our passions that God has given us and the burdens He lays on our hearts help us to hear the vision He is giving us to live out, but often we still get tripped up or stopped in our tracks trying to discern God’s Will.
The big idea is that you just have to do something. Stop sitting on the sidelines and get in the game. Through your experiences you will figure out what you’re good at, what you like, and how God may be using you.