A life that is basic, fundamental, manageable, modest, plain, unadorned, unembellished, uncluttered, unpretentious, unworldly, peaceful, honest, true, sincere, not complex nor elaborate.
Who are we?
We are Joe and Teri Metts from D’lo, Mississippi. Since 1983 we have been serving the body of Christ in the areas of pastor, Christian education, missions, women’s ministry, and discipleship through churches in Kentucky, Kansas, Mississippi, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Over the past five years God has been instilling in our hearts a greater passion for seeing His people, those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, become true disciples of the One they call Lord. Our desire is to enter into discipleship relationships with other Christians, whether individually or in small groups, where together we can learn better how to live in an intimate relationship with Jesus that is ultimately contagious.
Our Mission Statement
Realizing God has radically changed us by the power of His Holy Spirit who dwells within us, our mission is to demonstrate this change by living like Jesus, loving like Jesus and, through relational discipleship, leading others to do the same.
As we have prayerfully sought to determine what God is calling us to do during this season of our lives, He has consistently brought us back to Matthew 11:28-30. We are especially fond of how The Message translates these verses:
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Our goal as disciples of Christ is to faithfully walk with Jesus, watching carefully through the study of God’s word to see how He accomplished the work God sent Him to do; then apply His work ethics to the ministry to which God has called us.
Praying Matthew 11:28-30
Are you tired? Yes, Lord, I’m tired.
Are you worn out? Yes, Lord, I’m worn out.
Are you burned out on religion? Yes, Lord, You know I am.
O, Father, I long to come to You. I bring my burdens, my fears, my insecurities, my hurts, my disappointments – I bring it all and GIVE it to You. Not just today, but everyday, let me get away with You so in Christ I might recover my life – the abundant life You promise to give.
Would You – my Lord, my God, my King – show me how to take a real rest? I want to walk with You – each day – each step. I want to work where You are working, O Lord. I want to watch how You do it and learn from You. Teach me, O Lord, Your will, Your ways, Your purposes. May I learn from You the unforced rhythms of grace.
Please help me learn to live in the sufficiency of Your grace. Where I am weak, would You be my strength; where I lack, would You provide for my needs? Father, remind me that You will not lay anything ill-fitting on me. By Your grace the work you give me will be well-fitted to the gifts and abilities You have given me. As I keep company with You, may I learn to live freely, lightly and SIMPLY! Amen.