Keep Moving Forward is morphing to Keep Moving Closer.
During the year we continued working to empower our people to follow Jesus in helping others follow Jesus too. The teenagers and young adults seem most able to adapt, develop, and try new things. In third term two pilot groups started.
- The youth group in Ellenbrook proved too difficult to sustain...
- The new "Rookies" group for upper primary schoolers is kicking on into the new year led by three young people.
- And a new 18+ group looks ready to commence this term as well, led by a handful of young people.
In both instances they will continue to use simple tools featured in BOOST training.
Cheers will focus all the more on not just moving forward in mission, but moving closer in relationship. The Pathway is a Person! Human nature makes it too easy to turn love into a task, mission into a method. We want to have our love with Jesus motivating and overflowing into spirit-led action. We want to be led by his Spirit, not merely our conscience.
So Cheers 247 will continue to focus on the books of the Bible (using thebibleproject.com), where they fit in the big picture, what the Spirit is saying to us through them. The repeating themes include the Gospel which is that we are given righteousness, the Goal of which is growing relationships.
And so moving into the new year, we remain hopeful that we will eventually (pray soon) multiply outwards to bless and benefit Banksia Grove and beyond.