To do something “Full Send” means doing it full-throttle or with 100% commitment even at the risk of failing. When we felt this theme placed on our hearts, we saw it as a beautiful picture of giving your heart to Jesus 100%—no holding back! The Bible is full of people who lived their lives this way.
In 2023, we are believing that each of us, and many others, will give God our Full Send. Maybe this means giving God one area of your life you’ve been holding back and deciding now is the time to give God your ALL! Each one of us has the potential to live the Full Send life.
At the core of the vision are four very important aspects of living a Full Send life: Know Jesus, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference. Our heart is to plan and provide many opportunities for people to experience each of these four facets of the Christian life. You will see that everything that relates to Make a Difference all feeds back into expanding the gospel so others can Know Jesus. That’s what it’s all about!
Prior to any vision or plans, we need prayer and the Holy Spirit. Our highest priority is being in alignment with God’s will and hearing what He wants Evangel to do as a church body. Unity in the Spirit as a church can only be won in the spiritual. This is something we should not just individually do, but collectively as a church, we are called to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in our plans and efforts. All of this is for nothing without the touch of God. We have prioritized prayer as the first thing in 2023 and throughout the year: Week of Prayer the first week of January, 21 days of prayer in August leading into the fall, and MDWK gatherings throughout the year where we take set aside time to seek the Lord in prayer and worship. We encourage you to schedule a weekly time to specifically pray for God to work in and through the Church powerfully throughout all of North Dakota and the nations.
In this Vision Guide, you will read the stories of people living Full Send lives, you will be inspired to live a Full Send life, and you will hear about the ways we are focusing our church on becoming a Full Send church.
Let’s journey together into the Full Send life Christ has for each one of us!
Until the whole world hears,
Pastors Josh and Jenaye
LEGACY MAKERS SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 12
REFLECT ON WHAT YOUR IMPACT HAS DONE, AND LOOK AHEAD TO WHERE YOUR IMPACT IS GOING.
WE BELIEVE GOD WILL REVEAL HIS HEART FOR GENEROSITY AS WE SEEK HIM. THERE IS NO RIGHT AMOUNT FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY TO GIVE.
PLANT A SEED OF GENEROSITY. NO MATTER THE SIZE OF YOUR CONTRIBUTION, THERE’S POWER IN COMMITMENT.
GIVING IS A FORM OF DISCIPLESHIP, AND HOW WE TREAT MONEY IS A REFLECTION OF OUR HEART
FOR CHRIST. GREAT HAPPINESS DOESN’T COME FROM THE THINGS WE GET, RATHER GREAT JOY
COMES FROM INVESTING AND BUILDING THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND SEEING LIVES CHANGED
“DON’T STORE UP TREASURES HERE ON EARTH, WHERE MOTHS EAT THEM AND RUST DESTROYS
THEM, AND WHERE THIEVES BREAK IN AND STEAL. STORE YOUR TREASURES IN HEAVEN, WHERE
MOTHS AND RUST CANNOT DESTROY, AND THIEVES DO NOT BREAK IN AND STEAL. WHEREVER
YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART WILL ALSO BE.” —MATTHEW 6:19-21 NLT