Director’s Field Notes 2016

EXPEDITION BOOKLET_2016_coverMend your nets.

Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a haul.

Matthew 4:21, Luke 5:4


Dear Fisher of Men,

I believe these scriptures are a call to each of us. In these days we are living in we must be about “making disciples.” We can only do that if we prepare our hearts, or “mend our nets.” We certainly can’t use nets with gaping holes in them and expect to catch anything. In Jeremiah 1:17 God tells us, “get yourself ready!” Each of these scriptures makes the mending of our nets a personal action, something we must do individually.

Got some mending to do? Then do it.

Next, He tells us to put out into the deep. What good does it do to lower our nets standing on the shore? We must first climb into the boat and go where He sends us before we can let down our nets for a haul. You only develop deep-water faith when you are willing to leave security and predictability and step out into the great unknown with Him.

Are you ready to go to the deeper places with Him? Are you willing to respond to Jesus’ simple invitation: “Follow me”?

If your answer is “yes” then we invite you to come aboard as we launch out into the deep. It’s the only way to develop faith, it’s the alternative to being average, and it’s how you discover your calling. Together we can make this world a better place by bringing in a haul of souls, making disciples for the Kingdom, as we pull our nets in for Him.

Following Him,

Bev Gibson


Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days to the very end of the age.        Matthew 28:19