|Sally and I have started three churches. Our
hearts are with the people who sit in the pews . . . and
with the pastor who leads them. I love winning souls.
But it takes more than one person to fill a church. I
believe that the key to growing a church is developing a
mature congregation that supports one another. The
first key is Fellowship. Believers who worship and
play together develop lasting bonds that carry them through
the storms of their lives. Through Fellowship these
believers can be disciples - by study, by example, and by
growing together through life's trials. The natural
by-product of a maturing believer is the desire to share
their testimony. Many though, are timid and do not
know how to begin. Motor Ministries, whether it is a
motorcycle, a classic car, an off road vehicle, or something
that goes real fast, can be just the common link a timid
Christian needs to begin to witness.
The Assemblies of God Riding Fellowship and
Motor Ministries is a resource that has been developed for
the local church. It is a powerful tool to draw
nominal Christians to commit to the local church.
Jeff and Sue were
Christians who just couldn't find a church to plug into.
They bounced around until one day they discovered a church
that had a Motorcycle Ministry. Jeff and Sue had found
their home. Their passion for riding was the link that
led them to commitment and becoming a strong and faithful
David and Barbara are
board members at a local church and are very involved in
church ministry. But they were looking to find their
own circle of friends. Motorcycle Ministry provided
that circle of fellowship they were seeking.
Hip and Norma were
Sunday morning church goers. . . that is until he
discovered the church Motorcycle Ministry. Now they
are there every service and each has become involved in
active ministry within the church.
There are numerous other stories about how
the Fellowship of a Motor Ministry helped grow the local
church. But the story continues as I have watched
these individuals grow and mature through the Discipleship
that occurs through personal interaction. What is
really amazing, is when you see some of these shy
individuals begin to share their faith on the street using
their motorcycle as an evangelism tool.
And it is to this end that God has called
my family and I to become A/G Motorcycle chaplains. I
am called to serve. Contact me if I can be a blessing
to you or your church.
A servant of Christ:
Scott Bush, PhD