Daniel and Crista Jansson spent nine months with us for a church planting residency, and we got to send them out in June to start meeting in Missional Communities and prepare for their public services on October 18. Part of that preparation process has been gearing up for a series of preview services to help their teams prepare and to get the word out.
A little about Imago Dei:
We were created as people with a purpose, and that purpose is exemplified in the gospel. The gospel is the power of God. When it is declared compellingly from the Scriptures, amazing things happen. Lives are changed, hardened idolatries flee the human heart, families are restored, neighborhoods are renewed, and whole cities can be changed. So we will preach the gospel. We will counsel with the gospel. We will celebrate the gospel in song. We will remember the gospel with bread and cup. We will learn to live in light of the gospel in every sphere of life. From our personal lives, to our homes, to our neighborhoods, to the vocations we take in the city.
As they are gearing up for another one this weekend, join me in praying for this new church in Downey, for Daniel and Crista, and for their team!