Your NCFSF September 2021 News
At NCF South Florida, we exist to serve you. We believe that by investing in, equipping, and uniting South Floridians, we’ll make our region the best place to live, work and raise a family. Keep reading to learn how we’re continuing to serve you this month.
// PRAY AND WORSHIP.
Join with us and individuals all over South Florida on the first Wednesday every month to pray and worship around a focal theme. This month’s theme: family.
Lately it feels like there are more things that divide us than bring us together. Political position, vaccination status, denominational preference (if any religious affiliation at all) – the list goes on. Unfortunately one of the cons of technology is that it has made it incredibly easy for us to disregard those that disagree with our unique set of beliefs and only interact with those that agree with us, leaving us in a progressively more divided, dark and angry world.
But God writes a different story.
As Christians, we’re called to unity. Unity doesn’t mean overlooking our differences or even agreeing with each other all the time, but rather having the grace and respect to talk about what makes us unique, remembering that “none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” (Romans 14:7-8).
Through Christ, we are one family. In his last hours before crucifixion, Jesus prayed that all believers might be one, just as he and the Father are one (John 17:21). This month, let’s remember that the One who unites us is greater than what divides us.
As we watch the turmoil unfolding in Afghanistan, our team has set up the Disaster Relief and Crisis fund to provide relief and hope to those suffering. We’re currently working with World Relief, a global Christian humanitarian organization at the center of one of the greatest evacuation and crisis response efforts in modern times. They have already begun to help support this effort, receiving the first of many thousands of Afghan refugees, Special Immigrant Visa holders, and parolees in need of care, counseling and practical resettlement services.
Lifework family – don’t miss your chance to reconnect with both familiar and new faces at our Lifework Journey Pilot session, coming up on September 22! Try out the Lifework Journey experience, at no cost to you. Register for you and a friend today, or learn more about the program here.
At Church United, we have embarked on one of the largest research projects to date on the spiritual, cultural, and social climate of our local churches; this research will be used to make data-driven ministry design decisions both in local churches and collaborative initiatives. You’re invited to hear from David Kinnaman, President of Barna, for the State of the Church South Florida event on Oct. 6th at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. Learn more below.
The world can be a scary place sometimes. Check out this quick tik tok video (yes, we’re on tik tok too 😉 ) for a bit of hope to see the good in the world, and encouragement to be the good in the world.