3 John 8 says there needs to be teamwork between goers and senders.
Scott Morton of the Navigators encourages this, “Raise enough funds to maximize the fruitfulness of your ministry.”
Partnering with us empowers a disciple-making ministry in the military community where we’ll bring the Gospel by reaching out, building up, and sending off disciple makers worldwide. Now that we are recently fully funded, we are gearing up for a fall kick off at the new Cadence House of JBLM (Joint Base Lewis McChord).
On this page, you can learn more about our ABCs:
A. Our Needs (how team members help).
B. Our Vision (what makes this exciting for us).
C. Our Ministry Plan (open-handed practical strategy).
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Follow this link to read why some people have joined our team.
A. Our Needs (how team members help):
- Prayer Team. Over the years we have learned how God wants to move ministries through prayer. We currently have 18 committed prayer partners. If you want to support us through prayer, please send us an email and join our Prayer Team. Once a quarter we mail out a prayer letter and we send out email updates and prayer requests monthly. Scripture praying principles found in 2 Corinthians 1:10-11, Philippians 1:19-20, Isaiah 37:21.
- Monthly Support Team. For our family 5 to have a vision driven ministry, we need to have just over 100 people/families financially partner with us. Why? These funds cover ministry expenses (hospitality food, ministry resources, visitations, etc), housing needs (utilities, upkeep, updating, etc), our salary (which pays for our insurance/dental/vision, kids’ education, and normal living expenses to help us have longevity), and HQ administration fees. We have zero debt and are givers ourselves (Click here to read our philosophy on giving). To join our monthly support team, CLICK HERE. Scripture giving principles found in 3 John 5-8, 1 Corinthians 9:1-18, Titus 3:13-14.
- Annual or One Time Donations. These donations are sometimes project based or fill in for when monthly contributions fall short. Projects go for things like facilities (including skilled labor, volunteer labor, and annual donations are instrumental); perhaps a future vehicle fund for group pickups and activities; retreat scholarships; etc. To make a one-time donation or give annually/quarterly, CLICK HERE. Scripture giving principles found in Romans 15:20-29, 2 Corinthians 11:7-9, Philippians 4:15-19.
Below is a video giving you a snapshot testimonial from a few soldiers impacted by a Hospitality House ministry:
B. Our Vision (what makes this exciting for us):
- Disciple Making. This is a multilayered integrated process of following Jesus and helping others follow Jesus. 1 Corinthians 11:1 quotes the Apostle Paul’s definitive statement on disciple making, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (ESV). As my wife and I aim to follow/imitate Jesus, we also invite the military members we rub shoulders with and their families to learn from us as we engage with them. Simple yet complex. Following/imitating Jesus means walking in the Spirit, studying the Scriptures, serving together, and so on. We want to meet them where they’re at and take them to the next level. Our ministry motto: Follow Jesus and help others follow Jesus.
- Kingdom Expansion Through Multiplication. The ministry of Cadence is one of the most strategic, Kingdom-minded, globally focused ministries in the world. Why? Because we get to make disciples who have been or will be scattered around the globe! If we can reach, teach, and train our military folks to be disciples of Jesus and to make disciples of Jesus then God’s Kingdom will increase rapidly their military communities and beyond. We can have a far reaching effect for generations!
- Be A Family Ministry. Running a hospitality house ministry will enables our family to engage in ministry together. Our children not only watch their mommy and daddy do ministry, but they too learn to minister. We consider this opportunity a great privilege and unique design. One of the ways Jesus discipled was by inviting His crew along with Him while He ministered to people. This is just so exciting!
C. Our Ministry Plan (open-handed practical strategy):
- A Home Away From Home. This means giving servicemen/women a place to belong and a family to have. They can unplug from the daily grind and plug into a home. We will provide home-cooked meals, a relaxing civilian atmosphere, and be a family who loves them.
- Feed Them God’s Word. In addition to smaller focused meetings (like a mentoring relationship or a morning Bible study), we will have at least two large weekly gatherings where we’ll practice Biblical community: Bible study/prayer, small groups, laughter, learning to bear burdens and build each other up, eating together, service, etc. We will walk with each other and learn how to let Christ reign in us.
- Come Along Side the Chaplains. One aspect that makes Cadence unique is our relationship with the military chapel. We strategically align ourselves with the chaplaincy so we can utilize each other’s strengths and demonstrate unity. We will attend chapel weekly and find ways to support our chaplains (teaching Sunday school, counseling, leading events, etc).
- Miscellaneous Methods. Service projects, small groups, couple’s counseling, one on one mentoring, missions trips, family outings, men’s groups for training and accountability, sports ministry, and anything else we can do build to this ministry.
Below is a video of our friend’s recent Hospitality House ministry. We’ve known them for almost 20 years and they have modeled the type of family ministry we want to employ: