What is MicroMissions?
Beginning in May 2009, Crew has decided to make $200/month available for the purpose of MicroMissions (We blatantly stole this from Mars Hill Church in Seattle.) By distributing this money, we hope to encourage and mobilize Crew small groups to go out and love their city and neighbors. This love will be demonstrated through acts of service and sacrifice, bold proclamations of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and creating genuine friendships with those we serve.
What Are the Values That Drive MicroMissions?
The values that will drive this ministry are:
- Authentic Gospel Friendships: We want our members to know who they are serving and then begin to serve the folks they know. This is not vague and abstract service for social justice, but intentional and strategic service for life transformation through the gospel. (Acts 2:42-27; 1 Thess. 2:1-11)
- Holistic Gospel Service: We want to serve our friends and neighborhoods holistically. We are concerned with both the physical and spiritual needs of our communities. (Romans 10:1-17; James 2:14-26)
- Christ Centered Sacrifice: Christ has shown his love to us through his sacrifice on the cross. We want to demonstrate our love for our friends by sacrificing a tangible amount of time, energy, and money to serve. (1 John 3:16-18)
- Cultivation of Christ like Humility: By meeting the needs of others we become self forgetful. Through Christ like service we glorify Christ by becoming like Christ, a humble servant. He came to give and to serve. We are never more like Jesus than when we do the same. We see micromissions as a means to cultivate humility, compassion, and Christlikeness. (John 13:1-17)
How Do I Apply For MicroMissions?
This money will distributed monthly through our small group ministry. If you need assistance connecting to a small group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your small group wants to request MicroMissions Funds, then the small group leader can email email@example.com. Include who you will serve, why you will serve, how you will serve, and what you need to serve. In the near future this application will be on the site to serve you better.