I’m in a season that affords me the opportunity to facilitate a seminar-ish event for Wycliffe staff each month. I love it. I love to provide space where learning happens and love it even more when that learning involves a group of people whose learning is exponentially enhanced because of the factor of together.
As Wycliffe USA works at building a diverse workforce and becoming a biblically inclusive community of work and ministry, we are committed to providing opportunities for staff to individually and collective grow and develop — to increase our cultural intelligence. Those pursuits all come under the umbrella of the Mosaic Academy and foundational to the Academy is this seminary-ish learning called BASIC.
Yesterday and today is our third cohort of BASIC and I’m loving it again. Loving the way God brings people together and uses the unique mix of experience and perspective to reveal Himself in ways that can’t happen if we go it alone.
1 In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. … I want you to get out there and walk-better yet, run!-on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. 2 And mark that you do this with humility and discipline-not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, 3 alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.
4 You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. 5 You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.
7 But that doesn’t mean you should all look and speak and act the same. Out of the generosity of Christ, each of us is given his own gift.