ARE YOU A PART OF EVERYONE?
AND everyone WHO CALLS ON THE
NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED
WHAT IS THE EVERYONE INITIATIVE ALL ABOUT?
EveryONE is an intentional, prayerful, on-going effort by EveryONE at VRBC to build relational bridges to EveryONE of the 56,000 people in Valley Ranch and Coppell who are not yet connected to Christ or a local church.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
Seek – Pray and ask God to show you who your ONE is. Identify ONE person in your life who is not yet connected to Christ or a local church and commit to developing an authentic relationship with this ONE.
Serve – Be intentional and faithful in showing the love of Jesus to your ONE.
Socialize – Spend time investing in the relationship with your ONE. Be a genuine friend.
Share – Embrace the opportunities God gives you with your ONE to tell about how Jesus has changed your life. When you bring your ONE to church, we’ll share the love of Jesus with everyONE as well.
REACHING THE WORLD STARTS BY REACHING MY ONE.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…” – Matthew 28:19
Our hearts breaks when we realize that at least 56,000 (7 out of 10) people in Valley Ranch and Coppell are not currently connected to Christ or a local church. Week-in and week-out, people from across the globe relocate to our area for the great schools and jobs. So much so that 40 % of our neighbors now speak a language other than English in their homes. For years, our church has considered itself a mission base, but we now realize that we live in a mission field. God has placed us here to make a strategic, generational, global impact. By reaching our neighbors, we can reach the nations.
LET’S GET FOCUSED!
Our focus for the next few months is simply ONE. EveryONE of us committing to loving ONE unchurched person by building a relational bridge (seek-serve-socialize-share).
WORTHY GOAL, BIG IMPACT!
If everyONE reaches ONE, and then each of those reach another ONE, together we can build gospel connections with all the disconnected people in Valley Ranch and Coppell in our lifetime. This is our hope and our prayer. Because Jesus calls us to do it and empowers us for it, our goal is that 100% of current VRBCers will be building a relational bridge (seek-serve-socialize-share) with their ONE.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
It’s simple! Join us over the upcoming weeks and months as we kick-off the everyONE inviting initiative. There are many ways to stay connected:
Join a grow group this fall. There is no better way to stay connected to the initiative through the Grow Group curriculum and activities.
everyONE sermon series. Join us in September and October for worship at 9:30 am and 11:00am every Sunday.
Weekly devotionals. Check back to this website for weekly devotionals and resources throughout the initiative.
Post your picture. Take a picture and post it on the display in the lobby at VRBC to show your support of the everyONE initiative.
All-church community outreach. Be on the lookout for opportunities to reach our community in tangible ways this fall. Details coming soon!
Share your story! Everyone at VRBC has one. Comment below and share a story of an instrumental person involved in bringing you to VRBC. Or someone you’ve invited.
Pray! Pray that God would bless our efforts to reach and invite more people in our community to become connected to Christ through VRBC.
CHECK BACK SOON FOR WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS!
"This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’” - Matthew 6:9-10 (NIV) Jesus encourages EveryONE to pray. Specifically, He invites His followers to pray for God to be glorified and His will to be accomplished on earth and in our lives. Will your prayers this week be marked by praising God’s name and surrendering to His good, pleasing, and perfect will? This week’s EveryONE prayer is: “Heavenly Father, I magnify your name. May your will be done in my [...]
“So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” - Matthew 9:38 (NLT) A great privilege EveryONE who follows Jesus has is to pray that God would send out more workers into the world to share the gospel and reach the lost. Will you pray for more mission impact this week? This week’s EveryONE prayer is: “Heavenly Father, send me and many other workers into the world today to reach those who are not yet connected to Christ or a local church.”
“Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” - Colossians 4:5-6 (NLT) Everyday God presents us with opportunities—divine appointments that He has scheduled in advance for us to cross paths with someone who needs to experience the grace and love of Jesus. How can you make the most of these opportunities this week? This week’s EveryONE prayer is: “Jesus, help me to see your divine appointments and seize them to share your love with others.”
“We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.” - 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV) What a powerful truth! EveryONE who follows Jesus is commissioned as an official ambassador (representative and messenger) to share with others the amazing news that EveryONE can be reconciled with God because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. Who is the ‘one’ Christ is asking you to be an ambassador to? This week’s EveryONE prayer is: “Jesus, show me who my ‘one’ is.”
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” - Matthew 5:14 (NIV) Jesus says that EveryONE who is following him is an agent of light, benefiting EveryONE who comes into contact with them. How will you shine the light of Jesus (do good) to others this week? This week’s EveryONE prayer is: “Jesus, show me whom you are calling me to give your light and love to this week.”
“A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.” - 1 Corinthians 12:7 (NLT) It’s an amazing thought to know that the God of the universe has uniquely gifted EveryONE in the church to serve Him and others. How will you use those God-given gifts this week? This week’s EveryONE prayer is: “Heavenly Father, help me recognize the gifts you have given me and to use them to serve others inside and outside the walls of the church.”