I really want to have a good idea for a flyer but it’s really hard. My friend Jonny, who blogs at jonnyrashid.wordpress.com, made these really great flyers based on our conviction that we are part of the trans-historical body of Christ. Six heroes of the faith have become our poster icons. Here’s a picture of me and a friend posting them and here’s a link to more about them on our website. No one is going to come to know Jesus through a flyer but they might be tempted to get to know me, or maybe they’ll be a step closer to knowing me and my people because they’ll know a little bit more about Circle of Hope, or maybe they’ll just know that Circle of Hope is anything at all.
We want people to have that opportunity. We think we’re a good opportunity too. Not because we’re all that great on our own (though most of us are really great) but because Jesus is among us. It’s happened often enough now for me to expect it- if someone spends some time in our community they are likely to meet Jesus. So we can say with confidence that we are an opportunity to explore and express God’s love.
Last night a few of us met at my house to figure out how we might use flyers and other means to connect with college students in our area. We were thinking especially about uArts, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences, Drexel and Philadelphia University. Our cell groups, these circles of ten that are designed to be points of inclusion, are made for places like university campuses, where folks are looking to connect and become something new. In the first weeks of school we have the best chance to meet new friends because their schedules and allegiances are still uncluttered (except for classwork). We are getting ready.
Please pray for us in the coming weeks as we look for our next partners. I really feel that God wants to do something new. The fruit is in the bud, so to speak. May we be there to help it grow.