This is our 2020 All-Church Initiative. A focus on evangelism through the eyes of self deception and self awareness. Being “in the box” refers to us seeing life, others, obstacles, etc. as only distractions and frustrations taking our eyes off the most important thing, ourselves.
Getting “out of the box” into self-awareness leads us to see, hear, and love the other and helps us to see others as relationships to build and not projects to manage when it comes to evangelism.
By becoming self aware, and acknowledging our self-betrayal, we see our relationships with others as for them rather than for ourselves.
Week 1 - Life in the Box
Awareness of our selfish nature awakens us to a whole new way of thinking.
Week 2 - Self Deception
Self-Deception happens when we become so focused on ourselves, we lose sight of reality.
Week 3 - Self Betrayal
Self-betrayal is knowing what you must do, and choosing to do something else.
Week 4 - Self awareness
Self-awareness comes when we let our guards down and allow truth to hit us, and move us to correction.
Week 5 - People Not Projects
As we strive for getting out of the box, we need to see those we are in community with not as experiments or projects, but as children of God, loved by God, and therefore loved by us.
Week 6 - The Way Out
At the end of the day, once we decide to see others the way God sees us, we no longer resist the urge to stay in the box, and long to see God glorified in everything we do.