This past weekend at Eastbrook, Pastor Dan Ryan concluded our two-week MissionsFest. The visual theme for the MissionsFest is doorways that lead to faith. Dan spoke from Luke 10:1-9 where Jesus sends out the 72 on mission.
You can find Dan’s message outline and video below. You can also access more information about MissionsFest 2022 here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
Three Key words:
Peace (verse 5)
Stay (verse 7)
Heal (verse 9)
Take time to read the whole book of Acts, and take time reflecting on each story of a person coming to faith, of a church planted, and what that may mean for how you reach out.
Read the Missions Serve Guide to see how Eastbrook is Reaching Out and where you can get involved. If you’re already involved, still take time to read it to be encouraged & learn how you can pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ who are Reaching Out in these ministries!
All Nations International has wonderful resources to help equip you in areas such as storytelling, and other creative ways to share your faith simply and clearly. Visit their website to see what materials and/or online trainings might be helpful to you.
This past weekend at Eastbrook we continued our pause on our preaching series, “Who Do You Say I Am?”, in order to continue our annual MissionsFest. Last week Dr. Ed Stetzer was with us for a message entitled, “The Commissions of Jesus for a Post-COVID Church.” This week my colleague, Pastor Dan Ryan, spoke about where Eastbrook is headed with local and international mission through a message entitled “Seeking Transformation through Jesus.”
You can find the message video and outline below. You can also view the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
Revisiting Dr. Stetzer’s sermon: a. We are Sent b. To All Kinds of People c. With a Message d. Empowered by the Holy Spirit
Busyness vs Transformation a. Losing sight of the end goal b. What is the end goal?
Transformation in Jesus a. Luke 4:16-21
Integrated Transformation a. Our mission is to Proclaim & Embody b. It is a mission focused on the Spiritual and the Physical c. Mission lives in the tension of these two d. Jesus was fully man and fully God, a whole human and a whole spirit e. As Jesus is, so is our mission integrated
Seeking Transformation a. What does it take to see transformation? b. Example: Milwaukee Rescue Mission c. Moving forward in Local Outreach i. Seek the Holy Spirit ii. Serve Together iii. Build Relationships iv. Seek Transformation
Afghan Arrivals a. Opportunity to support b. Building teams around each arrival c. Your chance to join us
Focusing on Transformation a. Stories from overseas b. How to join in – Perspectives & Short-term c. Prayer
Read Jesus’ Commissions again, particularly Acts 1:8 and Matthew 28:16-20 and spend time unpacking the different parts of each commission.
Read Luke 4:16-21 and also Isaiah 61 and envision a city and a world where this takes hold.
Spend time away with God this week reflecting on the connection between His Commissions and His Transformation, and what part He is calling you to play.
To unpack the theological understanding of this transformation, read Surprised by Hope by NT Wright
Reach out to a fellow brother or sister in Christ who is serving in the city or world and invite them to a shared meal or over coffee to hear how they have witnessed God’s work of transformation.