It always excites me when different parts of the body of Christ who are joined by the same Spirit share a common vision. Today, we encountered such an alignment of vision at our 'Welcome & Installation' meeting at Cranbourne and the Divisional Welcome to Officers at Camberwell.
The vision for Cranbourne Corps, "Loving God, Loving People, Helping Others Do The Same" is given a three dimensional expression through a sculpture which embodies the three mission components to this vision statement - Engaging with the Community, Belonging and Nurturing, and Journeying with Purpose.
The message I shared this morning as we were welcomed as the new leaders of the Corps reflects the heart of this vision - Pursuing a passion for the LORD, the LOST, LIFE and LEADERSHIP.
This evening at the Divisional Welcome, this common theme was again expressed when Major Kelvin Merrett spoke into the vision for the Eastern Victoria Division - Connecting with our local community, Impacting our local community, Discipling our local community.
It seems clear to me that God is up to something in the Eastern Victoria Division! When the body of Christ is united around a common vision and is committed to turning that vision into reality, something extraordinary will happen!! I am excited to be in a position of leadership where what God has planted deep within my heart forms a part of the ethos of the people I am appointed to lead. Something felt so right about this new appointment as I stood before our new congregation this morning and shared the passions of my heart. We were affirmed and encouraged by the leadership team giving us a strong sense that together we will be a part of a mighty movement of the Spirit in Cranbourne.