Recently I was with a group of students reflecting on whether, who I wanted to see know Jesus, matched with who God wanted to see know Jesus. Sometimes there can be a big gap in this vision. It’s with this in mind that the EU is again putting on its NEXT STEPS Missions Conference on the 9th April.
The tagline this year is “Til the Whole World Knows” which I think captures that God cares about all people – not just the ones in Sydney Australia, but the ones in Kathmandu Nepal, in Lyon France or Rabat in Morocco. Often it is too easy for us to think that the ones God should be saving are the ones we think are important. However the NEXT STEPS Conference is designed to help students and graduates of Sydney University to see that all people are important to Him.
We need things like Next Steps to help us stop, take a deep breath and remind us that our purpose here is to declare God’s praises not just in our current context, but amongst all nations.
I am excited this year that we are continuing to offer a stream for graduates. It is key that as we move past the Uni gates we keep contemplating the gospel going out globally. We must keep challenging ourselves as to how we will contribute to this vision. Once past Uni the pressures of work, chasing the elusive Sydney property Market, and the daily grind can often squash this vision as we seek to make it through the working week. We need things like Next Steps to help us stop, take a deep breath and remind us that our purpose here is to declare God’s praises not just in our current context, but amongst all nations.
Please pray that Simon Gillham will help us explore through the scriptures how we can all play a part in seeing the whole world know Jesus. But also apart from the challenge to reconsider going, pray for a number of guests who will also help us to think about how to support those who leave through our prayers, care and financial giving.
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