WHO WE ARE |Reflection is a ministry of Nuova Vita church in Bologna. We are a team of 6 people with a common passion for God’s glory and the progress of His Gospel in Italy and beyond, supported by a staff of collaborators from different Italian local churches which share and support this ministry. Our “idea” is that God’s glory and the progress of His Gospel could be achieved serving God with talents and gifts He himself has given us: they open the door to clear and faithful preaching which is at the base of our vision.
THE VISION |Reflection started in January 2014, during a training course at Nuova Vita Church. Two texts of the Scriptures inspired our vision:
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (Genesis 1:26)
“Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel... and because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.” (Philippians 1:12,14)
Reflect the image of God and encourage the church of God for the progress of the Gospel of God.
THE GOAL | The main goal of Reflection is to reach our nation with the Gospel, clearly and faithfully announced especially during the annual event (see “The tools”). As a result we support and promote, through raising funds too, projects that has to do with the Gospel’s progress, creating a link between church, mission and missionaries. In this respect, Reflection encourages the church to give and to go to reach the “unreached” with the Gospel. Moreover, we encourage the training of a missionary lifestyle, sharing resources and projects aimed at this.
THE TOOLS | Reflection reaches its goal through various tools.
Annual national event: 3 days, usually on Friday to Sunday.The fist one open exclusively to church leaders, missionaries, artists and Reflection’s collaborators. It has the purpose of knowing each other sharing their local ministries and spending time praying, adoring and studying God’s Word.
The second and third one, open to all, through which
preach the Gospel and listen to testimonies of transformed lives by the Gospel
encourage a consecrated life to the Gospel that uses appropriate tools such as music and art to reach lost souls
unite Christ’s body from all over Italy to spend moments of sharing and adoration
promote rising projects or little known projects and give chances to the churches to make their own visible
raise funds for projects presented during the event
support and encourage the mission to the persecuted church
Web platform, through which:
advertise the annual event
collect support’s request for projects
connect new believers to local churches
connection between churches/missions/organizations
promote ministerial training chances
Serving local churches throughout the year by :
• sharing resources, sending out our preachers,
• doing teaching events,
• helping to develop evangelistic events or projects for the growth and advancement of the gospel.
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