This week we are excited to welcome our newest OYC site: Belfast, Ireland! The site has an exciting opportunity for training with a small but growing church. The church in Belfast is looking for an eager and highly teachable sister who will be trained by the women's ministry leader to help out with the singles, teens and campus ministries. Our family in Belfast is the only church of our fellowship in Northern Ireland.
There is a steep learning curve in a politically and religiously (Catholic & Protestant) divided city and nation where the kingdom is uniting people to Christ.You can learn more about this opportunity at the One Year Challenge website.
Revisit a classic OYC Guys episode: Going is Not a Matter of Giftedness. The OYC Guys share why God calls us to go not according to our talents or skills, but according to faithfulness. God can do amazing things with a heart that desires to be faithful!
New Content on the One Year Challenge Blog:Thinking Faithfully About Competence The Bible admonishes us to think faithfully about our giftedness and competence in ministry. It encourages us to remember that God has already provided the means for us to make a faithful decision through the talents and gifts He has given to us.
Questions for Reflecting on the New Year Still having trouble thinking of new year's resolutions? These questions should help give you a spiritual focus.
Reach and Teach Paul had it right. He had an equal passion for building existing churches as well as reaching those who have not heard. Paul knew that in order to reach the lost he had to teach disciples to be disciple-makers. In order for us to reach, we must also teach.
Great Images: The World's 20 Most Populous Megacities (2010 – 2100) John Wesley said "Untold millions are still untold." The good news is that these untold millions are becoming easier and easier to find due to the rise of megacities around the world. Check out this infographic showing the rise of world's most populous megacities in the next 90 years.
What We're Reading Today From The Disciplined Life: "But the one absolutely indispensable aid is the Holy Spirit. He does not dispense with disciplined living; He ushers us into it and helps us to acquire skill in maintaining and perfecting it." Each week we post a selection from a book disciples considering going on a One Year Challenge could read as part of their preparation.
Monday Music: Songs from OYC Sites Around the World This week's Monday Music comes from Ireland. We have a new OYC site in Belfast!