March 30, 2021

The Beautiful Gift of Tears Have you ever reached a place in your emotional life where all there was left to do was to cry? It seems to happen most often when you least expect it. Can you remember the last time that you shed honest tears? Maybe it was over the pain of losing someone you love. Or maybe it was in response to a hurting loved one who was beyond your help. Perhaps someone wounded you with a nasty insult and made you feel “less than.” Whatever the case we have all experienced this phenomenon of crying. Tears are just a part of being a human. They are our soul’s acknowledgement of our own brokenness and its sincere attempt to reach towards some kind of solution. As Christ followers we know the solution is found in God alone. For this reason weeping ought to be an integral part of our prayer lives. WEEPING IS A GIFT… …to ourselves The benefits of this are insurmountable. By way of tears, our emotions find a healthy outlet and our hearts are freed from any lingering grief that can quickly turn into poison if left undealt with. Not only this, but by not weeping we actually cut ourselves off from a large segment of our fellowship with God. Human beings are made in the image of God and we were made to fellowship with Him. Scripture is riddled with indicators that Yahweh, though mighty and strong, is also extremely empathetic and sensitive to the brokenness of humanity to the point of grief (Gen. 6:6) and weeping (Jn. 11:35). As image bearers...

Reach ATL Equipping Conference

Over the next 2 years, Reach Atlanta will host events all over the city to equip the body of Christ for the work of evangelism. Our hope is to train thousands of believers to share the Gospel in their sphere of influence and ‘as they go’. These Reach Atlanta events will be the primary way for us to identify and train outreach leaders for this vision. There will be 18 or more of these events over the next two years and at each of these events, we will offer training with hands-on experience.

At each event, there will be experienced outreach leaders who will help in taking the teams out to share the gospel. This is training specifically geared at equipping you to become a Reach Atlanta outreach team leader. With this training, you will be able to come and lead outreaches at any of our future Reach Atlanta events around the metro area.

We will have a time of worship and training on Friday night. Then on Saturday, after our morning session, we will give you a chance to practice activating and leading others into Evangelism.