February 22nd, 2022
Koinonia Good News
February 27th 3-6pm
“Take no thought for the morrow.”
When Jesus said, “Take no thought for the morrow” (Matthew 6:34) he was thinking about the future. The “morrow” for Jesus, was in God’s hands. God would provide the future. For the future, Jesus would say, think about today, think about what God has in mind for you in the future. Live in the “righteousness” of God now and anything you need “tomorrow”, you will receive.
Consultants will say that to be a good leader you need to convey a “non-anxious presence.” By this measure, Jesus was an excellent leader! The birds of the air? They don’t worry. You think God doesn’t know what you need tomorrow and the next? Consider that God knows more about you than you know about yourself, like how many hairs are on your head. (Apologies to you if you are bald!)
All that said, Jesus planned for the future. He planned for himself, for the sacrifice he would make of his own life. And, he planned for his followers, for giving them the Holy Spirit as a guide when he was no longer physically present.
At Koinonia every day is dedicated to planning Koinonia’s future. Whether it is building repairs, hiring staff, managing finances, fundraising, meeting with other Camp directors, welcoming guests, cooking meals, making beds, cutting firewood, designing programs or reaching out to old and new constituents, it is about looking for what is next. Looking for what will build a ministry “where God transforms and prepares people in an outdoor environment to love and serve one another.”
Koinonia’s thought is, what can we do today that will help our guests to live in the righteousness of God. If Koinonia is successful in doing this, God will give Koinonia a future tomorrow.
With this in mind, leaders at Koinonia are preparing a capital campaign with the theme “Koinonia Next: Forward to the Future.” You will hear more about this at the Annual Meeting February 27, 3:00 PM. We invite you to attend this meeting, whether you are a delegate or not. Koinonia wants you to be a part of “today” so that there is no worry about “tomorrow!”
FYI. I am going off the Board after the Annual Meeting. That was a decision made “yesterday.” Today’s leaders at Koinonia are strong and smart and good planners. I’m not worried. They have loving hands to carry on God’s work. In a different capacity, I will be working with them on the future.
Rev. Robert G. Wollenburg, President
Koinonia Board of Directors