“It is said that a gift is not a gift until it is given; it is also true to say it is not a gift until it is received. Hence why abundant communities nurture a culture of giving and receiving...”Read More
SoCe Life Blog
A journey to abundance, one day at a time.
As we expand our circle people often ask, 'so what is it that you actually do?' To answer those critical questions I am embarking on a blog series titled "What We Do..." Each post will take a foundational component of SoCe Life and break it down to the core task.
Today I'm starting with our founding belief,
God has gifted everyone. As individuals share their gifts for the common good they experience wholeness.
This belief has two parts.
First, God has gifted everyone.
- Because we believe this we intentionally seek out conversations with people the world has written off. In SoCe that is often our neighbors. This belief drives us to the streets it is why we've knocked on hundreds of doors and will continue to knock on more. With every conversation we are trying to look past the narrative of scarcity and uncover the God-gift of each person.
Second, As individuals share their gifts for the common good they experience wholeness.
- Because we believe wholeness is a result of sharing gifts we see our role as facilitators not experts. When we host college students, youth groups, or interns we break our time into workshops led by the people we've met in the neighborhood. At our last retreat that meant college students spent a few hours learning the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous from a friend we met in our door to door interviews. Not only did the college students get to learn the power of AA our friend was able to experience the wholeness found in sharing your gifts.
So, what does SoCe Life do?
We discover God-Gifts and find places to share them.
I had two roles in our Southwestern College workshop day: explaining the work of Legacy Ministries in SoCe, and working with our neighbor “Larry” (from my March 17 blog) to help students build more...Read More