Like many readers, I've been involved in the ministry of Coffee Break for many years. I began leading a group, with a babe in arms. Coffee Break, indeed the study of God's word with other women, changed my life. But more impacting was the opportunity to share the truth of scripture with someone who had never heard. That was life-changing, for me!
In my early years, a woman shared with me that she simply didn't understand how Christ's death and resurrection could connect to her, 2000 years later. I was invited to share the gospel message, plain and simple. I began to see that in sharing the gospel, I was growing in my understanding of the truth as well. When we live out the gospel, and begin to see God working in us, and in others, we will be transformed in the process.
Coffee Break began as an evangelistic ministry, where God's Word shared through the relationships of women transformed lives, and brought women, from our communities, into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. These groups have always been very missional to the core. And yet, today, in a changing culture, many groups struggle to maintain this evangelistic perspective. I wonder, how is it going? Can you share with us, some of the things you're doing, to engage the mission of God in new ways? What are the ways that you are following God, beyond the huddle of your group, to begin to engage the people He came to save? I look forward to your responses!