When did you last pause, refocus and get back to the mission?
For about 100 of us, we did just that at the beginning of October. The LBF Chaplain track during PREFUEL provided an environment for us to pray, worship and network together. Our LBF leadership took time to encourage and empower us to fulfill what God's called us to in the Chaplaincy by getting back to the heart of The Mission. Two speakers spoke from Acts 4 reminding us that we're part of a mission that can't be stopped and we've been given a message that can't be silenced. Chaplaincy, regardless of the context, is incarnational ministry. We dress like our people, we train with them, we walk alongside them and have taken the oaths they take. Like Peter and John, a bold ministry of presence to the people we've been entrusted should reveal a life that has spent time with the Father. However, as Dr Keith shared, "Ministry of Presence is not the Gospel" we can't settle with merely being a visible reminder of the Holy, we've got to share the Word with words.
If you missed REFUEL this year, our prayer is that we'll be able to get to see you next year! Why not mark it on your calendar now?
REFUEL '19 - October 7-9