from Chris Mogensen - DC Metro Leader
For the past eight years, Judy and I have been partnering with a small group of Navigators from across the country to plant a self-sustaining Gospel movement among the next generation. We have called this movement "b2g" because we recognize that, over the long stretch of active career life, it is "better together" when we live out the Gospel in everyday life. We have found that it is only when folks deeply connect with other like-minded believers and explore together the issues of faith and life that we are able to see God working around us and join Him in that work. It is absolutely essential to gather folks who are trying things for the sake of advancing the Gospel and learning in the process.
One year ago, at a b2g gathering in Seattle, six young professionals shared six unique ways they had been connecting with their friends around the Gospel. They shared about a growing number of friends in a neighborhood coffee shop, hosting a weekly "dinner with Jesus" for a growing number of twenty-something friends, intentionally befriending folks at a local sports club, and how their prayers had been changing a small group of mutual friends. Can you picture what followed? Circles of discussions continued well into the evening. We expect to see this again in late July.
From July 30 - August 2, the 2009 b2g National Gathering happens in Chicago. Judy and I are hoping to take at least a dozen folks with us to meet with the other young adults gathered. They will be interacting for three days over how they are seeing God working and what they are trying in serving their friends who do not yet know Christ. Twenty-somethings from many different metro areas will lead the meetings. And a few of us veterans will add what God has been teaching us as we have been committed to this movement.
Maybe you know a 20-something who could benefit from something like this. Would you let them know about the website (www.b2g.org/live-inspired) and encourage them to attend? It could be a time of great encouragement for someone who has a heart to reach their world for Christ. The registration deadline has been extended to July 17th.
Or maybe you could help support the b2g National Gathering with a gift (donate here). They are trying to raise some money to help with things like scholarships. Or, perhaps you can help support Chris and Judy Mogensen and their ministry to 20-somethings in the DC Metro Area (donate here). Would you pray about these?