TiO 15 – Vision Weekend – Riverwood Vision
The Main Idea
Vision is essential to moving forward any group seeking to accomplish anything in the world. This week Todd and the other ministry leaders laid out some of the goals for the year, all in service of the bigger visions that we as individuals are a part of.
Warm Up Questions: (Choose 1 or 2)
Q1: What kind of vision do you have? Do you need glasses? For what tasks?
Q2: If you were forced to give up one of your senses (sight, taste, smell, hearing, touch) which would be easiest for you? Which would be hardest?
Q3: Do you set goals for yourself? If so, how far in advance? Share some of those goals, if you are comfortable doing so.
God had a vision: create beings like him whom he could fellowship with
God had a vision: provide a way to reconcile with the disobedient beings that he created–> this is the vision of Jesus
Jesus had a vision: tell people the good news, that he had been sent to reconcile people to God
Jesus had a vision: gather together those people who heard the good news and task them with continuing his mission, to tell the good news of Jesus –> this is the vision of the church
Riverwood has a vision: to continue the mission of the church in our own context and with our own people, we call this vision L3 Living—live with God, live with each other, share the good news.
Read Psalm 84:5-8
Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob!
We are all a part of what God is doing in the world. We all have a part to play in reconciling himself to human beings, to sharing the good news of Jesus, and to seeing people live rightly with God and with each other. Much of that is accomplished through the local church, through your church, Riverwood.
Todd issued a challenge for all of us to be part of empowering Riverwood, doing the work of the gospel through Riverwood, and helping to pay for those things that need money.
Q1: Which of those three challenges strikes you as most important (in your own life) right now?
Q2: What will you do to ensure that each of these three things can be accomplished over the next year?
We’d encourage all groups to pray together at some point in their meeting. This affirms that regardless of the purpose of the group, God is still the focus.