Why MORE? The Importance of Corporateness; Part 3 of 3
(Originally published at www.elijahhouse.org)
John and Paula Sandford have said, “We are wounded in relationship and we get healed in relationship”. This matter of corporateness is meant to point us toward the vision and purposes of God and to do so in everyday ways through healthy relationships with family, friends, as part of the Body of Christ or in society as a whole. With the MORE team concept, people can participate in short term events and projects to help stir the hearts of others toward their own healing. Anyone who has done this can attest that God in His lovingkindness will use our service to heighten our healing as well, if we will let Him. We have the honor of walking with Him and others in this awesome adventure called life.
Here’s a wonderful testimony from HWH Administrator, Pauline LaPorte:
I've prayed for opportunities to example the love of God to others. I know I'm not the only one to have prayed this prayer. I have found opportunities in daily life, outreaches and missions trips. And now, having completed Elijah House Course 201 and 202 and attended a Green Tree 2013, I wonder how I can use the gift of these tools outside of prayer ministry sessions.
The MORE Team concept is very appealing to me: Ministers Of Reconciliation Everywhere. People working in teams, who have studied the principles and tools used at Elijah House, may participate as altar ministers, small group leaders of facilitated video schools or small group leaders at seminars and training events. And this is just the beginning.
Whether you are a pastor, elder, parent, young adult, professional or civic citizen wanting to be used of God, everyone should consider becoming part of a MORE Team. Who needs a platform when we can just 'be'. This is what is asked of us, to live loved and to give it away.
e're just getting started and we envision going into prisons, foreign and domestic missions, communities, churches, schools, and hospitals to share the gift of reconciliation ... everywhere. MORE Teams. What are YOU waiting for?
Living loved ~ Pauline
Lord, teach us all to be Ministers Of Reconciliation Everywhere! We at His Whole House (HWH) are learning what this means. We continue to invite others to join us as opportunities are afforded us to share His love and healing. Galatians 5:13-14 “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (emphasis is mine). This isn’t the first place we read ‘to love our neighbors’; God has been saying this to us for a while, as Leviticus 19:18 also points out.
Read: Part 1 What is a MORE Team
Read: Part 2 Do You Want MORE? How To Start A Team In Your Community