LoveOps is a strategic operation but also a beautiful opportunity for our church to love on our community.
April 2017 LoveOp: An Intentional Invitation
Each monthly LoveOp is an opportunity for us to show & share the love of Jesus with our community in real and meaningful ways. Jesus was the Master Inviter….the Master Includer. He was always finding intentional ways to make people feel seen and known and wanted. For our LOVEOP this month, we want to be His hands and feet and voice as we find ways to invite or include people around us in simple and meaningful ways.
Who might be blessed, surprised, encouraged or just delighted by being personally invited by you this month? Mission Point Community Church exists to invite everyone everywhere to life in Christ. Sometimes that can be expressed in the simplest of gestures.
Here are 5 WAYS we are challenging our church family to be inviters this month. Would you choose at least ONE? Feel free to go crazy and choose all five.
FIVE WAYS TO INVITE:
HOME: Invite someone outside your usual circle to your home or campus apartment. Maybe a neighbor. Maybe one of your kids’ teachers. Maybe the family of one of your kids’ friends. Who might be totally surprised that you thought to invite them over for games or dessert?
CHURCH: Invite someone to a church service. Around Easter, people tend to be more open to engaging spiritual reality than they usually are. Why not be intentional with that window? We have 2 great opportunities for that this month: Easter 4/16 and Baptism 4/30.
OUTING: Invite someone to join you or your family for a fun outing this month. You’re going anyway, why not include someone who might truly need a fun moment?
COFFEE: Invite someone to meet you for coffee. Who might just need someone to listen for 30 minutes?
MEAL: Invite someone out for a meal…your treat. Maybe someone who you know rarely gets to go to a restaurant. Maybe someone you’ve been meaning to connect with. Make sure you tip generously unless you are swiping your meal card for them on campus.
OTHER: Feel free to branch out, get creative, and come up with your own invite ideas.
It is amazing how much we can put the love of Jesus on display in our worlds if we are simply intentional. Who might feel included because we chose to be intentional? How will Jesus be experienced through His church this month?
We are eager to see how God uses each of us to represent His love to those we personally encounter in our community. Questions? Contact our Mission Coordinator Jamie Koser (email@example.com).
We would love for you to share how you participated in the April LoveOp. You can do that by simply clicking through the question below.
What is LoveOps?
Towards the beginning of each month, Mission Point will introduce a new LoveOp. That LoveOp will provide tangible ways we as Mission Point can come together to serve our community. The hope is that at home, school, work, with your Missional Community, etc., you will find ways to intentionally engage with the LoveOp throughout the month. Our biggest encouragement is not to look at this as another thing to do, but rather an opportunity to invest in the Kingdom of God here in our community.
LoveBlitz – Fall 2015
Taking our LoveOps concept, we created an opportunity called LoveBlitz to love and serve our county for an entire month in the fall of 2015.