What is Overflow living?
“Our delight in God overflows in service in our Church, Neighborhoods and Around the World “ (based on 2 Cor. 9:12)
It is intentional living that starts and ends with worship. We believe we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. But apart from a deep, passionate relationship with Him, this is impossible. So what does this look like in everyday life? It means we actively pursue the presence of God and allow His love to overflow out of us in the form of caring for our neighbors and those in need around the world.
What is Overflowing Ministries?
Over the last 20 years of marriage, we have had the opportunity to be a part of what God is doing around the world. Through our journeys, we have grown to understand that it is vital for church missions programs to function out of an overflow perspective. It is our hope to one day be a resource to the local church. Specifically, to catalyze the church into organic, healthy and relationship-based outreaches. Our deepest desire is to see the transformation of the western church into healthy, loving and empowering hands and feet of Jesus in their neighborhood and around the world.
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Want to know more about us?
I pretty much came out of the womb fiery, passionate and perfectly practical in every way. (If you didn’t know those traits could all exist in one person, then you haven’t met a nurse.) So you guessed it, I went to nursing school and became an RN with the intention of taking this skill to the mission field. In my young married life, it seemed like ALL of our friends were being sent out as missionaries, but I was still waiting for the call. During this time, I was praying, journaling and begging God to fulfill my longing to be an international missionary when I heard him audibly speak to me. He very lovingly said, “You are too prideful for me to send out, but you are called to build up and support those I do choose to send out.” The pride part was hard to hear, but I knew it was true and the way the Lord spoke to me on this, it felt freeing. That night I shared this with Ken, and we have been living out this call ever since. I have had the opportunity to serve along some of my spiritual heroes on mission boards and teams around the world. All the while, working as a hospice nurse. About three years ago I had the opportunity to work as a church missions director, a job I loved. I have a passion for developing healthy, relationship-focused outreach and this church let me go for it. Now, He is doing a new thing. Not exactly sure what it is, but believe this BLOG is my first step onto the water.
I went on my first “official” mission with my high school youth group to Mexicali, Mexico. I fell in love with serving Him and have since had more opportunities than I deserve to support and serve on missions. In fact, I fell in love with, and ultimately decided I would marry, Tamara on a mission (actually helping lead another Mexicali trip with our alma mater, Azusa Pacific University). She was leading a nursing team, and I was heading up a security team. About two years later we were married, and we’ve never looked back. Evangelism and church multiplication have always been passions of ours. We’ve been a part of multiple church plants, helped in key leadership roles, and been blessed to organize, lead and serve on several local and international missions. When I’m not helping my wife with another mission project, I get to lead a team of dedicated learning champions striving to make a difference in healthcare practice. My experience as the general manager of OnCourse Learning’s healthcare business unit has blessed me with a deep understanding of online learning techniques, webinar best practices, and overall business and leadership skills. As Tamara and I delve into the world of missions coaching, training and consulting, I’m excited to lean on this experience to help ensure the impact of our efforts are as effective and meaningful as possible.
Our Core Values
Our core values are what we look for in ourselves, churches and others we serve along side to ensure we are doing outreach in a healthy manner.
Dignity and Empowerment
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. (Romans 12:9 NLT)
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:7 NLT)
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. (Hebrews 10:24 NLT)
“With joy you will drink deeply
from the fountain of salvation!
In that wonderful day you will sing:
“Thank the Lord! Praise his name!
Tell the nations what he has done.
Let them know how mighty he is!
Sing to the Lord, for he has done wonderful things.
Make known his praise around the world.”
(Isaiah 12:3-6 NLT)
Pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit (Ephesians 3:16, NLT)