Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Operation Inasmuch is a proven way to mobilize believers in hands-on local church missions through one-day ministries that have significant impact both on the community and the church. It creatively combines how-to with stories and testimonies that will inspire and energize local congregations.
Operation Inasmuch began at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC, in 1995. Today it is a popular ministry in churches across the United States and in England. Operation Inasmuch broadens a congregation’s understanding of missions, authenticates Christian witness, facilitates brotherhood, gives lay persons prominence in ministry, and transforms the congregation. It mobilizes large numbers of believers—attracting 25% to 125% of average Sunday attendance in mission projects that results in spiritual renewal for all participants and continued commitment to respond to the needs of others in our community. Operation Inasmuch offers something for everyone. One lay participant said it works because “It has gotten people involved. They are able to use their gifts in areas they have not been able to use before.”
Congregational leaders looking for an effective way to mobilize their members in transformational ministry would be wise to consider Operation Inasmuch.