In this QuickTalk, recorded live during Foursquare Connection 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Rebecca Schaub, assisting minister at Gateway (Salem South Foursquare Church) in Salem, Ore., describes what it was like to lead a team of Life Pacific College (LPC) students in 2012 as they traveled 13,000 miles in four months, serving 17 churches in five Foursquare districts.
The trip launched The Mobile Church, a ministry that sends teams of young leaders who desire to get hands-on ministry experience to churches around the U.S.
Rebecca says that when Super Storm Sandy hit the East Coast, the team made the decision to reroute and assisted in relief efforts there.
On their cross-country journey, they stayed in 35 host homes in 25 states, and served in any way possible in the churches they visited. They cleaned, painted, preached, worked with children and partnered with local services as the opportunities arose.
The results of The Mobile Church experience are inspiring, and the message of these college students is encouraging.
“You are like sprinklers, strategically placed where you serve to water dry lands,” Rebecca says to pastors.
She says The Mobile Church wants to help provide the “water pressure” so that more ground will be covered as they partner with pastors and churches to see the dry land watered with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Mobile Church ministry was born out of a God-inspired dream given to LPC students and graduates in 2011. The dream was to discover how ministers were effectively serving their churches and cities, learn from their years of experience, and encourage them to continue the good work.
Play this video clip, “Lessons Learned From Mobile Church,” for your church.
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