A Personal Invitation from Kristy Tillman, Community Life Pastor
The inheritance of revival that we have received is built upon the covenant relationships of our senior leaders who chose to live life together and, by doing so, have created a legacy of revival that is impacting the nations. Look around—we are testimony of that fact.
Why are we here? We are the next generation to carry that breakthrough of revival. The covenant relationships of tomorrow, this vibrant family that we desire to build, is built upon the small yes’s that we choose to say to each other today.
The movement of the Spirit is calling us to deepen our “yes” to each other. The release of revival and reformation that we are hungry for requires us to go deeper in our commitment and love for one another. So I want to invite you to say "yes" to something. Say yes to being part of our church-wide discipleship by committing to a Connect Group and investing in deepening your relationships with our church family.
Scripture tells us that the church in Acts devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread (eating together) and to prayer and in doing so a sense of awe came over everyone, many signs, wonders, and miracles were happening. Revival! Bethel Connect Groups are one of the best places to foster these significant relationships where we are transformed to be like Jesus.
I'm not going to try and sell you on “easy.” Yes, we have tried to remove as many of the roadblocks as possible to make the structure of Connect Groups as smooth as possible. But we all know that relationships require sacrifice—they cost us something. I hope you are feeling the same stirring of the Spirit that I am, and that you are ready to say "yes" to that sacrifice.
I'm confident that us investing in each other is “the way” that God is pointing us to for this next season. It will be worth the inconvenience and the sacrifice of time, the moments of being awkward or uncomfortable as you get to know new people, the hardness of loving people in their imperfections and brokenness. But the joy of connection, the exchange of life to each other, the encouragement given and received, serving one another, and feeling the strength of people standing with us...this is the fruit that will sustain and increase revival and kingdom culture in our lives. This is the beauty of the body of Christ and the level of revival and reformation that we are hungry requires us to go deeper in our commitment and love for one another.