5 Reasons We Love The Turning!
With the Turning 10 Day Mission just around the corner, here are 5 reasons we love what God's doing through this amazing outreach initiative!
1. It's Gospel Centred:
The Turning isn't about a new technique or tool for winning mass converts - it's about communicating the simple truth of the gospel, through which God is pleased to save those who believe!
2. It's Worship Saturated:
Jesus promised his disciples they'd receive power to witness when the Holy Spirit came, and one of the key focuses of the Turning is the time we spend in the presence of God through worship and prayer.
Every night of the mission we'll be gathering to worship and enjoy God together, and every day before we hit the streets we'll do the same again. Filled with the love of the Father, we can't help but proclaim the good news of his Son, by the power of his Spirit!
3. It's Unity Driven:
Unity among believers not only commands a blessing, but also shows the world that we really do belong to Jesus, and by joining with churches from across Edinburgh and beyond we've experienced the beautiful reality of that unity of heart and spirit!
This isn't about one church or denomination - it's about the church of Jesus in Edinburgh rallying together for the sake of the lost in our city and the glory of his name in the earth!
4. It's Discipleship Focused:
The Turning is seeing extraordinary fruit in terms of salvations, but the focus isn't on how many decisions are made. Rather, we want to see those decisions become disciples, because Jesus told us to make disciples, not converts.
It's awesome seeing people respond to Jesus on the streets of our city, but the real work begins with follow up, to see those people connected to local churches so they can thrive and grow in their new relationship with God!
5. It Empowers Every Believer:
Finally, the Turning isn't about expert evangelists doing all the work - it's about every believer being empowered to share the gospel and disciple those who respond. After all, the work of leaders isn't to do the ministry for the saints, but to equip the saints for the work of ministry!
Whether you're passionate about sharing your faith, or you've never had a gospel conversation in your life, the Turning is for you! You'll be partnered with someone who's experienced in street evangelism, and can tag team with them when you're out and about.