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August 2015 News

City gathers and scatters in unity

  • Written by  Ian Anderson
Ps Sam Jackson from Toowoomba Community Baptist Church inspires the City Celebration crowd to scatter in unity Photo: Ian Anderson

Christians from many churches and denominations who gathered together in unity last month for the City Celebration service were inspired to scatter in unity.

“We are not only called to gather in unity, like we are here tonight,” Pastor Sam Jackson from Toowoomba Community Baptist Church told those in attendance.

“But we are to scatter in that same unity, across our city, taking the Gospel wherever we go.”

The theme of the combined service was “a Church without walls”. 

Throughout the night, stories of everyday Christians influencing and impacting the places where God had put them were shared.

These included a university lecturer, stay-at-home mum, school student, and businessman. Each spoke of how God was using them to take the message and hope of Jesus Christ beyond the walls of the Church, to their spheres of influence.

“It is not just the Pastors and ministry leaders who God has called to minister to people,” said Ps. Sam Jackson. 

“Wherever you are, whatever you do, you are exactly where God wants you to be.”

“Every moment is an opportunity for ministry,” he said. 

He spoke of the glorious, resurrected Jesus who can’t be contained by the four walls of our Churches, and exhorted us to take this same Jesus into our everyday life and situations.

The inspiring service concluded with a commissioning prayer for four different spheres; family, the arts, education, and industry. 

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