Because love works! Because He first loved us… And because God commands us to “Love Him with all our heart, mind, soul and strength – and to love OTHERS…!” (Mark 12:30 & 31, Luke 10:27, 1 John 3:23)
Is LOVE2020 a challenge, a resource-center, a movement, or … ?
I personally refer to LOVE2020 as a “Lifestyle”… because it begins in our hearts! So, if it begins with ME… then when I begin to practice Praying and Caring and Sharing the Love of Jesus with others, hearts are drawn to Him and lives are changed! It is contagious – and the movement spreads!
How would you coach a leader (congregation, small group, ministry team) to take ownership of LOVE2020 in their context?
It starts in each of us as individuals; a heart to pray – a heart to serve and care – a heart to love and share. There is NO context where this DOESN’T work!
How would you coach that leader to mobilize the persons they serve/disciple into the LOVE2020 movement?
The love of Jesus given freely & sincerely to anyone – anywhere – anytime! Just start! 🙂 At home… in your neighborhood … at work … it works!! The MORE we love, the EASIER it is to love, and the more we WANT to love!!!
What is your prayer for the person reading this interview right now?
My sincere prayer and heart’s desire is that you would be inspired by the Holy Spirit to join us in the mission of LOVE2020 – and that loving others with the love of Jesus would become a LIFESTYLE for everyone of us who claim Him as our Lord and Savior.