A Vision for the DC Area. Vision is what moves us! A Work in Progress, Not Completed, Not Fully Understood TCC, UCO, & other SOS groups Groups of Committed Disciples Living Lives of Faithfulness Welcoming Others to Our Life Interceding for the D.C. Area. Isaiah 54:2.
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Vision is what moves us!
A Work in Progress, Not Completed, Not Fully Understood
TCC, UCO, & other SOS groups
Groups of Committed Disciples
Living Lives of Faithfulness
Welcoming Others to Our Life
Interceding for the D.C. Area
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.”
A Vision of Something Bigger
A tent that will hold more people
It takes work to move tent pegs!
Are we ready to stretch our tent curtains & lengthen our cords?
The Lord has said, “I am doing something new. Do you perceive it?”
The centurion: “I know how to lead/take authority and I know how to be under authority.” This is true for TCC.
Jerry’s guidance to have two districts
Mike’s comment: “Sounds like a reasonable structure for a couple of years!”
Discuss/observe Pitt, Ohio, GR, AA
200 in our Frederick District
200 in a DC District
100 in University Christian Outreach
Can you perceive it?
Question: Is this a sense, a word, or an inclination?
Is it too small for God? The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few!
UCO MD started with 2, then 10…15…
2013-14: 20/25 young people?
First graduates… May 2013
UCO Beginning Formation Sept 2013
Building an environment with four Mission Leaders: Boots on the ground
100 Students in five years!
Brendan Murray, Mission Director
Jenn Bergman, Women’s Mission Dir
Four Mission Leaders coming in August: Maureen Bacon & Justin Risseter, UCO Ann Arbor
Charles Wesley, UCO Grand Rapids
Matt Buetler, UCO Lansing
Four part-time paid staff
Pastoral workers: Sophie & ???
About a mile from UMD campus
Men’s house for the three guys & hopefully one more.
Women’s house with Maureen, Theresa & Kate Smith, Mary Domalski, & hopefully Chelsea Duff.
Most won’t move to Frederick or even Gaithersburg or Rockville
If they get jobs in the DC area, we want them to join us. Some want community!
Question: have we thought about transition from UCO to community?
As a Junior, invited to formation classes
As a Junior/Senior, some may choose to become a TCC Affiliate in DC district
Led by Jeff Smith, District Coor
Jeanne Smith, District SWL
Who’s are members of the DC District?
Two graduates, four missionaries, & two other women
Any UCO member who makes an Affiliate or Underway Commitment to TCC
Lead Formation at UCO and post-UCO.
Provide pastoral care for Affiliates and Underway members. Who?
Rita Keilty, Jeff & Jeanne, Brendan, Jenn, Sophie…
Part of their job is to give vision of one body.
A young couple moving to TCC in August or September
Members of the Frederick District, i.e. likely in Paul’s men’s group and Sue’s women’s group
Invite them and young people over to your homes!
1 Corinthians 3:6
I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.
We have work to do: planting, watering, weeding…
It may feels as if we do all of the work…
But God makes it grow!
This is a promise that we can count on!
We must evangelize here in Frederick
We cannot simply rely on UCO
Build genuine friendships… it takes time
Get over hurdles in our minds
Invite folks to prayer meeting and Lord’s Days… and invite them again!
Ask God for grace to grow!
Prayer meeting! Where we worship Jesus Christ, hear from God, and witness to His power and love.
We want to start a Life in the Spirit
Who would you invite to a LIS?
Invite them to prayer meeting now.
God will make grow if we will plant and water!
Why not put all of our resources here in Frederick?
UCO is a critical factor to grow.
In Frederick, we are investing resources.
Are there any other communities that have our challenges?
Yes and no. Each situation is different.
Small communities with young districts: Ohio, Grand Rapids, now Maryland
Every time a UCO or post-UCO member is at the prayer meeting or Lord’s Day…
Invite people to prayer meeting and LDs.
Invite new couples and singles for dinner.
Discuss in your m/w group or with PW.
Pray and intercede!
Build this end of the bridge well! How?
Live our life well and welcome people into our life.
Make yourself available for God’s purposes!
Live your life every day as the Lord has called us: daily life, faithfulness, loving your family, praying every day, building up the body...
Take every opportunity to serve, reach out to others, expend your life on Jesus.