God owns everything we have been given. And the more we Connect with God’s People, the more we will love each other, and the more likely we will be willing to share what God has loaned to us. We invite you to view your possessions, your ideas, your everything, as resources God can use to accomplish His mission.
We are developing a virtual hub that will revolutionize the way Christians share their resources. It will provide the conduit for Christians to “upload” resources they have, and “download” resources they need. In other words, people who have will be able to share with those who don’t have. Needs will be met, and generosity will overflow.
“All the believers were together and had everything in common.
Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.”
Those verses are scary if you try to think about them apart from love. They go right against the grain of our American individualism.
But, if you are a follower of Jesus, and your first allegiance is to Him, you can read those verses as a story of what naturally happened when people like you believed in Jesus and started living in the Spirit. They loved each other enough to share what God had given them.
As you begin to love people, and your desire to share begins to grow, the “Exchange” will help you act on that desire. And as you and others have needs, “The Exchange” will express those needs to brothers and sisters whose hearts have been opened to meet those needs.
So what kinds of things will be exchanged? Every resource needed to advance God’s mission. Here are some ideas to spark your imagination:
– a church might share a sermon series with another church
– a business leader might sponsor a teenager going on mission to another country
– a parachurch organization might provide expert training for a local church to help the homeless in their community
– one church might loan the church bus that’s just parked in their lot to another church to transport their senior adults
Want to hear about it when “The Exchange” is ready to launch? Fill out the form below and we will make sure you are the first to know!