To belong, to be a part of, to be included, to be involved; we all desire to have relationships.
We long to be connected.
In an attempt to teach our oldest granddaughter numbers and the sequence of numbers we purchased connect the dots puzzle books.
As we opened the puzzle book, we handed our granddaughter a pencil, sat down beside her and we would begin to connect the dots following the sequential order of numbers.
Following the order of numbers, we linked the dots, as we linked the dots an image would begin to appear and her eyes would light up.
By coupling the dots, what had been hidden is now revealed.
The single dot became a part of the greater revelation.
Ephesians 1:5 NLT
“His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ.”
Through our connection as a body of believers in Jesus Christ we become a part of the greater revelation of His image to this world.
United in Christ, the church is the revelation of the new life that is available through Him.
Our connection to this new life in Christ, is a cooperative life, in which we bear His life-giving presence and purpose.
We have come to understand that healthy relationships are growing relationships.
Growth in relationships signifies positive movement and keeps those relationships fresh, vital and vibrant.
Having a desire to mature and grow in relationship signifies the priority of community.
From this community of believers, a lifestyle devoted to Jesus is developed and results in Kingdom Service.
A community of believers committed to serving God, serving community, and serving one another.
When we become His living, active body joined together through the power of His Spirit we become a people of mission, a people of purpose, with the power of God working in us and with us.
At BCOG Regional Ministries we desire to create an atmosphere for people to connect with God and other believers, to grow in their relationship with God and one another, also, to find purpose and significance as they discover their ministry gifts for service.,