03 Jul Across the Street and Across the Sea
What does it mean for Storyline’s missions to be “across the street and across the sea”?
Acts 1:8 is one of the most oft-quoted verses regarding God’s call for Christians to be missions-minded. Here we read Jesus’ final words for His followers before He ascended into heaven.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Christ gave His people one final instruction—to go in the power of the Holy Spirit to their neighbors, their countrymen, and the whole world with His message. That’s what we mean when we say our church wants to share the gospel across the street and across the sea. We believe God has called us to bring His good news both to the people of Arvada and to those in other nations throughout the world.
How do we do that? We want to equip our members to live on mission with their neighbors, initiating spiritual conversations right down the street. We encourage our people to find ways to be actively invested in our community, meeting physical needs in hopes of meeting spiritual needs along the way. We also want to provide opportunities for Storyliners to connect with national and international missions through partnering organizations. Whether it’s by taking a short-term mission trip, accepting a month-long business travel assignment, or simply giving financially so that someone else can go, we want our people to feel deeply invested globally.
We want to be the kind of church where every person intentionally lives on mission—across the street and across the sea.