Posted on October 10, 2017 Article from The Messengerin
Go and make disciples. This is the command our risen Lord has given to every church and every person who professes faith in Christ: Go and make disciples. I am so grateful to be part of a church that takes this command seriously; a church that doesn’t just talk about a desire to reach people who need the gospel, but a church that is actively going and proclaiming the gospel.
We demonstrated this in a very significant way six years ago when we planted Marshall Community Fellowship. And how remarkable has it been to watch God bless our efforts! Now, six years later, MCF is averaging 200 people on Sunday mornings, they just moved into their own building, they are paying their own staff, and people are coming to know Jesus and are being discipled in the Lord. This is absolutely remarkable!
But how did this work begin? It began by a gathering of fifty gospel warriors who were willing to uproot and march against the gates of Hell by forming a community of people who bow the knee to King Jesus. This was surely not easy. This meant letting go of comfort and security to do something that counts on the landscape of eternity. But the gospel is worth it! Jesus is worth it!
Church family, we want to call you to take up this challenge again. We want to call a gathering of gospel warriors to go and make disciples in Ashland, KY at FBC Ashland. We have been working hard there for the past two years to plant deep roots and bring about a gospel resurgence in Ashland. And now, we are asking 30 or so of you to join us for at least one year to attempt something massive for the glory of God.
Will you come and invest in the gospel? At FBC Ashland we have put October 15th on the calendar as the day the resurgence begins; the day we move from being an inward focused church to an outward focused church. We would love for you to visit with us on the 15th as you pray about stepping out in faith to build a Christ-centered church in Ashland. O “how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:15).