Dec 19 2015

Immanuel – God with Us. What does that look like today?

“Immanuel” – God With Us!  What Does That Look Like Today?
“For to us a child is born… and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace

there will be not end.”  

Isaiah 9: 

6-7.  The prophet Isaiah spoke this truth across 700 years of troubled history, pointing to Christmas and the birth of Jesus, the fullness of Immanuel. God is now with us!
  The questions in our day are;
  • “What will Immanuel -God with us- look like for this young man and his generation?
  • “What does ‘Of the increase of his government and peace’ look like today, and what is our role, that ‘there will be no end’?

At Meniscus, we are committed to walking with this young generation – in Africa and the Appalachians- into the fullness of forgiveness, restoration, and overcoming that Jesus paid the price for over two thousand years ago.

 

For us that has two nodes of focus; the new Mvumbi Project of holistic discipleship in South Africa, and the Appalachian School of Ministry and Missions in Boone NC. Both are built upon our decade of experience with great partners in Southern Africa and our nearly three decades of public ministry.

 

We hope you are encouraged in your walk with Jesus today, for every follower is a minister and every place is a mission field. We’d love to have you join in our work.

   Immanuel is present here and now. 2100 years after the first Christmas, Immanuel is still with us. “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” God with us.
Hoping you have a rich Christmas with Him

 


May 14 2013

When ‘local’ becomes ‘missional’ & God’s heart moves our hands

There are a people wandering, looking for the living God, and yearning to travel with Him.

There are a people wandering, looking for the living God, and yearning to travel with Him.

I am excited about the coming days. Winter’s finally gone and Spring has sprung.

The Board of Meniscus Inc has pushed us out of the nest; no longer can we approach the direction and vision of our work as though it can be a hobby or a part-time passion. It’s time to make ‘the main thing the main thing’ with Meniscus. I have been charged and challenged to take the next half-year of 2013 to hone our work and dedicate my full energies to our call.

Before I really hone and craft the work and mission into meaningful words – before I might wordsmith some of the passion

Our teams women -sisters, mothers- pray over ex-gang members, speaking prophetic words of restoration & healing. Psycho-social & spiritual truths.

Our teams women -sisters, mothers- pray over ex-gang members, speaking prophetic words of restoration & healing. Psycho-social & spiritual truths.

away- I just want to declare that my heart-prayers to God are that His Kingdom would come and His will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven – most especially in the advancing of a people who love him with all their hearts, are secure in their identity as His beloved, and who are empowered and emboldened to see His presence advance among the under-served and under-resourced.  I pray to help equip people hungry for healthy community, secure enough to try out new ‘gifts’, devoted to walking with a living Jesus, and seeking to serve. I think God is waiting for the opportunity to work wonders among his children and his creation, that He is just waiting for callouses to form on our hands as we invest in helping others.

I am committed to see a discipleship school grow, missional communities reproduce, and the poor, infirm,broken, least and last ministered to so that they themselves advance God’s Kingdom as they overcome… not by their own main strength, but by the power of God’s present Spirit.  I yearn to see missional communities -practical,passionate, and miracle expectant- impact every broken place and culture, and I have the immediate faith to see that happen in southern Africa and in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. I have seen it begin to unfold already among some amazing friends in both Africa & America.

These are the things I can give my life to – as Jesus leads- for the next season of my life.

Does this strike a chord with anyone out there? Thanks for bearing with my stream of consciousness writing. Thanks for letting me get personal.
Let’s go.