In the past few years, I have come to know of the term “kingdom workers.” I believe I heard the term at a Christ In Youth summer MIX event, alongside of challenges for students to embrace the leadership of Christ in their lives. I like the term because it links with the theme of kingdom in the life and ministry of Jesus. I also like the term because it has to do with working with and for the kingdom. Jesus said, “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few, pray that the Lord of the harvest will raise up workers for the harvest.” This is my regular prayer and for Aspen Ridge Church.

I want to let you know about a few opportunities to be a kingdom worker in the coming season of church life. We are preparing for another year of AWANA ministry to children. Last year, AWANA was a factor in our church hearing about 78 faith commitments to Jesus Christ. You could be a part of a fruitful harvest of children for God’s kingdom! Perhaps you are not so confident with children…another possibility includes being a part of a Wednesday night cook team. We are pulling together workers for such teams and have some opportunities there.

When it comes to a few additional fall and winter opportunities, Aspen Ridge has hosted a community-wide Thanksgiving meal on the Sunday Night before Thanksgiving. We have had a transition in our leadership for this event, and we are praying that God would lead us toward a person who could help coordinate the needed support for this event. Further, there is a women’s ministry “Taste of Christmas” event that Aspen Ridge has traditionally held in November as an outreach. We are looking for God’s provision and leadership for our event this year.

The term “kingdom workers” has become attractive and meaningful to me because it gives context and dignity and value to the work being done for Jesus Christ through the local church. A few opportunities are presented before you and we encourage you to pray and respond as God leads.

Warmly, Pastor Jeff

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