Mobi values, vision, mission
We’re beginning to lead the mobilization team through a strategic planning process. We began with identifying values and vision this month. We’ll need to finalize those two statements and begin working on mission. Once that’s completed, we’ll establish goals and a plan to help make those goals a reality. It’s not an easy process, but it is rewarding. Everyone has a full schedule—especially Gail and I—but we’ll keep chipping away at this a half day at a time.
Our desire is to help root these things in us as individual team members, but also for this department and its place in serving the vision and mission of Beautiful Feet.
Tulsa Mission Movement
A group of churches have joined forces and committed together to reach 100 unreached people groups by the year 2040. Each month, they have a luncheon for area people to gather and hear a story or new developments. Myself and two others staff members made the two-hour drive up there to hear from some people doing organic disciple-making movement work right here in Oklahoma City. I think I’ll return next month to hear more and to announce our upcoming retreat in April. I’m really proud of what we made together as a team with this retreat. Visit our webpage about Mountain Feet Weekend and consider joining us, would you, please?
After the founders of Beautiful Feet resigned in January of 2016, we continued attending the church gathering there at Joe’s Addiction on Sundays. We’d already begun to reduce our time commitments there, but as the year went on, I gradually realized that I was living with my two feet in two different canoes and I needed to chose one. Our call has always been to unreached people groups, so while the choice of canoes was obvious, it didn’t make it any easier.
I stopped attending church at Joe’s in January of 2017 and we spent much 2017 without a church home, visiting places here and there occasionally and relied on our prayer groups, retreats and Christian community to see us through this strange new space. We’ve never gone so long without a church to call our own. Now we’ve begun attending what is a little difficult to define, but is fitting us well it seems. It’s not exactly a house church, but it’s not exactly a church-church. It has some qualities of a small group, but is certainly more than that. There is a pastor, but the format is more conversational. It’s inclusive, Christ-centered, community-oriented and contemplative. God has really been using what we discuss there on Sunday evenings during Lent to help carry me through the week. Authentic, healthy community is so vital and we’re so thankful for what we have. Thanks for being a part of it!