Time for Harvesting

by Christy Anderson, ProvenWay Director of Presenting Services What thoughts come to your mind when you think of the Fall season? I grew up in a small, country town, in west Texas, so mine instantly goes to fields being harvested. When I was a little girl and visited family, who were cotton farmers, I would ride in their tractor. It was so much fun to be up so high in that shiny green machine looking out around the beautiful cotton fields. I still love driving down the country roads and seeing cotton growing or scattered along the road after it’s been picked and cleaned. It brings a warm feeling to my heart.

Just like the farmers must gather and work the crops on their land, God calls us to harvest His people. He asks us not only to bring the Word of God to non-believers but to also develop those we are called to lead. Mathew 9:37 – 38 says, 'Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”' We are to shepherd those around us to be more like Christ and lead them into a deeper relationship with God. We need to be teaching them how to do the things Jesus taught, not just teaching them what the Savior said.

Join us for these upcoming trainings and events:

Dallas Leaders Lunch | October 17th Learning the Rhythms of Worship, Work and Rest Bring a friend and join us as we hear from our guest speaker, Rev. Denise Foxx, Founder of The Connected Heart, about this important use of our time.

Austin Women's Ministry Matters | October 30th Can You Relate? This self-discovery workshop, presented by Terri and John Burnett (Certified Four Elements of Success Trainers), will identify your relational style, enhance your communication skills, and help you understand why some personalities are more difficult for you than others. It’s a perfect opportunity for individuals or teams to increase their effectiveness and appreciate others differences.