These posts and the quarterly T2C2 newsletter are my chance as Director to share a few of the ways I see Jesus working through the T2C2 mission partnership. As always I thank everyone for their support of the network and taking the time to read these updates. While T2C2 serves in an important support and collective mission focus capacity, the vast majority of the mission work is still developed and being carried out by the local partner churches. This is an important part of the T2C2 strategy.
However, we also recognize the need to keep a strong line of communication with staffs, leaders, and the four unique mission sites in the DFW area.
With that in mind I see a big part of my role is making sure we are doing activities that intentionally promote interaction between the mission sites and other partners.
One way we are doing this is by having joint staff meetings every 2-3 months. At these meetings we gather at one of the partner sites around a meal, devotional study, and mutual sharing on how we see Christ is working among us.
These meetings, along with the monthly meetings that Pastor Juan Zamora leads for the Hispanic team, serve to increase communication and help us all feel a part of something bigger.
Another way we are working together in the network is by joint youth events including our first T2C2 mission trip this summer.
During the week of July 8-15, 25-30 youth and adults from the four T2C2 churches and our La Paz soccer teams will be going to St. Louis for a week of work projects and soccer camps.
We will be working with a couple of organizations, Acts 1:8 Ministry and Extreme Faith, to spread to the love of Jesus and soccer to families in the St. Louis communities.
Strategic partnerships with our local public schools continue to be an important part of how we connect with people in our communities. Through these partnerships we are able to mentor students, expand our soccer ministry to their fields, and build relationships with the school staffs.
Staff and volunteers from Bethel and Holy Cross showed the love of Christ and their appreciation to their partner schools by feeding entire staffs of Gooch and Highland Meadows Elementary and Marsh Prep Academy during Teacher Appreciation Week.
These are but a few of the ways T2C2 and its partner churches are working together and creatively engaging their communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In His Service!
Pastor Chris Holder