I just put on an old LifeChurch.tv T-shirt.
It has a picture of stacks of poker chips on the front. And the words “ALL IN” on the back.
Brings back old memories every time I put it on. Which is probably why on most Wednesdays it’s the shirt I choose to wear.
They gave it to us several years ago to promote a teaching series at LifeChurch. I remember how pumped all of us on the Host Team were as we wore the shirts and talked about what it meant to be “ALL IN.” It meant we weren’t just Christ followers on Sundays, but every day. Not just at the church facility, but everywhere we went. Not just with each other, but with everyone who came across our path. Not just as we were engaging in “religious” activities, but in every task of every day.
And not only when we’re in need, but in helping those around us who need Jesus just as much as we do.
We’re in a different city now, in a different state.
And we’re taking this part of the LifeChurch DNA with us.
Even though there’s no LifeChurch campus here, and—frankly—no church we know of with LifeChurch’s balance of passion for nonbelievers and vision for equipping them to reach their world, our little family remains ALL IN.
We simply cannot rest while so many folks don’t yet know Christ and what he wants to do for them, in them—and through them.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” —Matthew 9:36-38