We are a movement about releasing passionate Polish followers of Jesus. Who are focused on people, building them up in the truths of Jesus, being transparent with our own mistakes, faults, and sins, and pointing ourselves and others towards the ultimate restorative work God wants for all. In all that we do we hope to reproduce, not just in people, but in spiritual growth, and throughout this great nation of Poland. No one is “ours”, all are in God’s hands, so we encourage all to know their calling for each season, and be ready in and out of season, so that the Church can be equipped. The results and fruit we look for are passionate followers who know who they are in, because of, and with Christ.
We find that Jesus too desired for workers to be sent and released into the field:
35 Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. 38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” – Matthew 9:35-38 NLT
Providing opportunity for this to happen is essential in the idea of releasing. Creating the atmosphere where it is OK to fail, and where learning is encouraged is the key to creating a movement of “release-ship”. The core of this idea is inviting and expecting everyone to share their spiritual walk, the dry times, the exciting times, and the terrible times. Through sharing our spirits are built up, ministry is welcomed, and the restoration power of God is released. This is the DNA of “release-ship”, authentic discipleship making through sharing and exercising what God has given us. Practically this looks like bible studies, outreaches, and other leadership opportunities which rotate. A culture of inviting people into leadership, mentoring, and intentional times of gathering to celebrate, and to share our mistakes.
How will we release people?
We will release people by providing leadership opportunities in service projects in our cities, home groups, bible studies, and ministry trainings. We also aim to always be moving forward and release people into leading church planting teams into other districts and cities, reproducing (the next leaders) as we go. It’s a short list, not exhaustive, and will continue to change as we discover new ways to cultivate spiritual growth by releasing new people into ministry.