What does it mean to be Heart & Soul?


The book of 1 Samuel gives us a report of a man named Jonathan who courageously attacks an enemy outpost along with his armor-bearer. His attack on this outpost led to a great victory for God's people. However, something significant happened before the battle ever took place. As Jonathan readied himself for the attack, he told his armor-bearer of his plan. The armor-bearer's response to Jonathan was, "Do all that you have in mind. Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul." Jonathan's armor-bearer was "all-in" with him because he knew Jonathan was being led by God on his mission.




At Connection, to be Heart & Soul means more than being a member. It means that we are fully committed to Jesus and the mission that He's given us. When we say we are Heart & Soul it is saying we are devoted to Jesus and each other to accomplish the mission of carrying the Good News of Jesus to the nations. Many churches use the term membership, but our goal is not to have a long church roster. God has called us to be a group of people committed, Heart & Soul, to Jesus and His mission. 



God has chosen the Church to be His instrument for bringing His message of reconciliation to the world. We say it all the time, you need the Church and the Church needs you! If the Gospel is going to go forward, we must be willing to commit Heart & Soul to the mission He has called us to. We do this better together! It's time that we, the Church, realize our purpose and step with boldness and courage to see that purpose fulfilled. 



Heart & Soul is offered every other month. We will discuss what it means to be Heart & Soul with God and His Church. It also gives us a chance to hear from you, and for you to be able to ask any questions. Committing Heart & Soul with any vision should begin with God's leading. We sincerely want you to be where God wants you to be. If you sense God leading you to Connection, or you're interested and would like to hear more, we would love to have you join us for our next Heart & Soul! Sign up at the Next Steps table or fill out the link below!