“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
As I sit before a blank computer screen reflecting upon the end of 2011, I thank God for His kindness to share a clearer vision for Crossroads Career Network:
To be a thriving, Christ-centered community that helps
everyone find jobs, careers and God’s calling
Reflecting Upon His Vision
I appreciate too God’s revealing the unique combination of values which I believe guide us into realizing His vision:
- Love Upward, Inward, Outward. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39
- Hear and Follow God’s Calling. “Thus says the Lord, ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls …’” Jeremiah 6:16
- Walk as God’s Workmanship. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
- Serve Others as We are Gifted. “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
- Be Better Together in Him. “Grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16
Adding An Additional God-inspired Value
I also want to give thanks for God’s revealing a 6th value which I share with you today.
6. Go therefore. Make disciples. As we are we are walking through our everyday lives, let us be prayerful, intentional and alert to make disciples – that is – students and followers. It is not just about helping everyone find jobs and careers, but rather also to hear and follow God’s calling into a relationship with Him.
Wherever we go and with everyone we meet, we can be witnesses to what God has done in our lives, testifying to the positive and meaningful changes Jesus has caused in each of us. As Jesus said in His very last words Jesus …
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and
you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
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Crossroads Career Network combines online resources for free registration with on-the-ground ministries to help people find a good job, maximize your career and hear God calling. You can learn about our 7 step process in our workbook. If you want to help us help others, please consider a donation to our ministry.