Have you ever felt like you were in the midst of something historic? That is how I feel right now - as a part of the work God is doing at Kingsland.
This Spring marks the significant beginning to many events in which we are asking Him to stretch our faith, to help us internalize our critical mission, and how He wants to use each of us as we seek to accomplish the tangible parts of our vision.
My Mission, My Home, My Legacy speaks to the mission and vision of Kingsland and our place in that vision. The mission for all of us is to extend the love of Christ to those around us. To welcome them in rather than build walls of separation. To dare to be counter-cultural and be a good neighbor and love when others look the other way. Our homes are to be hospitals – refuges of healing radiating the light of heaven. Our dinner tables are to be operating tables – the place where broken souls are made whole again. In our churches people should find rest from their battles for acceptance and release from the lie that they are nothing more than the goods they possess. The cornerstone of our vision is to see 10,000 homes transformed by the power of the Gospel through the work of Kingsland and our ministry partners. You are part of those 10,000 homes. What will your Legacy be in regard to living out the Kingsland vision? Many of life’s experiences define our Legacy. One of those defining moments can be your participation in this campaign. I’m asking you to join us on this journey as we launch the My Mission, My Home, My Legacy Vision Campaign. We are asking for 100% participation as we march in the same direction to impact our community and the world with the love of Christ.
Allow me to share some specifics about our Vision Campaign. God has blessed us with a campus that has served us well, but there are areas in desperate need of updating. We want to move beyond repairing our facilities to creating welcoming environments where all feel at home.
Plans are in the works for a new chapel in the Burns building that will provide a beautiful, reverent location for weddings and funerals but also allow for an intimate meeting space for gatherings such as new member orientations. Of course, our vision extends beyond the Central Campus. The work in North Katy has already begun, and momentum continues to grow. God has provided us with an incredible piece of property on which to build.
Beyond the necessary work of funding this vision, there is deeper work to be done. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in 30 years of ministry, it’s that the heart and the mind must both be moved in order to accomplish sustained transformation. That’s why this spring we’ve set aside five weeks for a spiritual emphasis involving an exciting message series and insightful Community Group curriculum. You’ve likely already heard me share that our theme for 2018 is “My Mission, My Home.” Our stewardship emphasis will build on this theme. We’re calling it, “My Mission, My Home, My Legacy.” I will preach a series on the life of Abraham — a man who knew a thing or two about trusting the Lord for great things!
I’m praying this will be far more than a “giving campaign” at Kingsland. If we grasp what God wants to do in each of our lives, then we will raise the funds necessary and accomplish a far more significant, lasting impact in the lives of our people. I pray that it begins in my heart and yours. As a leader, would you begin praying with me now for God to do a great work in the lives of our Kingsland family in the coming days? It’s going to be incredible. God is making history at Kingsland!