[AWAKENING CHURCH UPDATE] Focused On The One

 

 

When we moved here almost a year ago. We understood that our first year was the foundation for us to get to know our community and build relationships. In doing so, we began go focus on our vision of planting a church in Bellevue. But over time, our vision has expanded to focus on a much broader area.

There will always be a temptation to focus solely on building and developing our own church vision, instead of also helping build other church’s visions. God reminds me often that this is His church, His people, and He will move and use them however He sees fit. He’s got the whole thing rigged, and I don’t want to get in the way of what He is going to do.

Several months ago, I tip-toed through an open door as the interim pastor of The Landing Church in Kenmore, WA. By the grace of God, In the coming days, we will be relaunching The Landing Church as the core of Awakening Church. 

With missions as our mission we are committed to being intentional about staying focused on the “1.” In Luke 15, Jesus told three different stories to make one clear point. The heart of Jesus was to leave the 99 and go after the 1. I truly believe that the more we focus our churches on relationships… going after the 1, the more our churches will get behind the vision of being a multiplying church. And that’s our desire.

As we develop a praying culture…we are praying Psalm 127:1: “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who labor, labor in vain.”

Effective prayer begins when we perceive the gap between where a situation is and where God wants it to be.

Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come; your will be done earth as it is in heaven.” I perceive a gap between where our church is and what God wants the gospel situation in Seattle to be. I believe he wants the gospel to be famous here. I believe he wants there to be a profound spirit of gospel unity between churches here and together we see a massive awakening in our area. I believe he wants the gospel to be made accessible to every people group that we find in our area, and that he wants his people to saturate every broken and hurting part of our city. And I believe he wants us to plant 5 churches and bless 5 cities in places where the church is not strong. I believe all this because God’s word tells us he wants it.

Thank you for partnering with us and going on this journey with us. May God receive all the glory.

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About @jonaheasley

I serve as a church planter in Bellevue, WA. We are working to build our core team with plans to launch in the fall of 2018. It's been a blessing to have been surrounded by such great leaders and men of God who have invested in my life from such an early age. Being raised a pastor kid, I have been saturated with the word of God since day one. At the age of 7, God showed me that it was through a relationship with Jesus Christ alone that my life could be made righteous. From the mountain tops to the valleys, God continues to give me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to lead and guide those around me. Understanding that I am following the leadership of Christ. My wife and I have a passion and love for people and are privileged to be able to serve people for His Glory. Kathy and I were married on August 2, 2003 in Atlanta, GA. God has blessed us with three amazing children, Evan, Adele, and Elijah.

5 thoughts on “[AWAKENING CHURCH UPDATE] Focused On The One

  1. Amen!- Staying missionally focused on “The One!”
    Will prayerfully keep on our hearts, Psalm 127:1:
    “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who labor, labor in vain.”
    Loved your statement: “I truly believe that the more we focus our churches on relationships…going after the 1, the more our churches will get behind the vision of being a multiplying church.” Amen!
    Believing alongside you:
    The Gospel is to be made famous in Seattle
    God wants a profound spirit of Gospel unity among the churches
    He wants the Gospel to be made accessible to every people group
    He wants His people to saturate every broken and hurting part of the city
    To plant 5 churches and bless 5 cities in places where the church is not strong.
    Amen! and Amen!

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  2. Dear Jonah:

    Great to hear from you and to hear this exciting vision that the Lord has given you! Praying for you and would love to continue hearing/learning more!

    Many blessings!

    [red_OM_35px]

    Todd McPherson
    Director of Church Engagement, Southeast Region
    http://www.omusa.org
    770-617-9538 (cell)

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  3. It’s so exciting when we come to realize the plan that God has had for us all along! Proud of your passion and commitment to the Seattle souls.

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  4. Good video and update! Praying for you

    Michael

    From: “jonaheasley.com”
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    Date: Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:33 AM
    To: “Dr. Michael Lewis”
    Subject: [New post] [AWAKENING CHURCH UPDATE] Focused On The One

    @jonaheasley posted: ” When we moved here almost a year ago. We understood that our first year was the foundation for us to get to know our community and build relationships. In doing so, we began go focus on our vision of planting a church in Bellevue. But ov”

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