United to lift up Jesus and do God's word together

Key verses:

"...that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they may also be in us... so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me." 

- John 17:21-23

“My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God  

and do it.” 

- Luke 8:21

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?"

- Luke 6:46

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."

-Hebrews 10:24-25

When we focus on lifting up Jesus Christ and doing the good that God commanded us to do together, God is glorified and His will is done.

Let's lift up Jesus and do good together, each in our local areas!

The church in this world is Jesus Christ's living body, anointed with the Spirit of God that dwells continually in this body, yet at present its many members are largely cut off from each other, even in local areas. Further, lay members are often not well engaged as functioning members of Christ's body. Meanwhile, local church leaders are exhausted.

Imagine your own body having many parts that don't function, or don't function together, and lacking the essential connections of connective tissues including ligaments and tendons! This is not how God designed bodies!

Instead, Jesus' living body is best embodied by small groups of Christ followers that regularly assemble in order to lift up Jesus together and to do God's word together. Further, God is pleased by the unity of His body, and bonds of love are like the ligaments and tendons that hold everything together, connecting bone to bone and other muscles, thereby allowing proper function.

Let’s each do our part to work to create more connections, church family, and encourage the proper functioning of the body's parts! 

Let's each work to create opportunities to join together across church and organizational boundaries, whether in teams of 2 or of many (Matthew 18:18-20), as we together seek to do God’s word in our communities! These in-person efforts are most important to create connections between Christ's body and help ensure its proper function in our communities.

Hashtag conventions for connection. Further, we are using hashtags in our communications through our current social media accounts to help make more connections with each other than we otherwise would through our in-person efforts! Here’s the convention we are using for our hashtags, church: each hashtag will be comprised of a national dialing code or area code (e.g., 312 for Chicago, IL, USA or 020 for London, UK); or, alternatively, a postcode (or a zip code in the USA) for more localized events; followed directly by one of the twenty commands of Jesus noted above (e.g., feedthehungry). For hashtags in Spanish and Portuguese, see the bottom of this page. The hashtags (for example, #312feedthehungry in Chicago, IL, USA, having area code 312) provide a means to connect more broadly with believers in your area, as well as to provide a more easily visible means to discuss and plan work that you can do together, driven by your love for God and your communities. If you are from a different part of the world (e.g., Australia, Brazil, Africa, UAE...), please use a similar convention from your area and the language of that area rather than English.

It's that simple! Let's invite others in Christ's body to join us in what God is calling us to do! If you don’t see a hashtag for something you sense God calling you to do in your area, be the first to step up and put it out there!

You can spread the word locally about what you and the local church are doing in many ways. Here are a few:

1) Let others in your small group and church know about your passion to do God's word and also this site. God may have given them passions for seeing God's word done in different ways than you. As one wise pastor put it, "God gives us different passions so that everything he wants done in the world will get done."

2) Visit other churches and ministry teams in your area and describe to them your passion to lift up Jesus and join together to do God's word across church and organizational lines. It's time to stir each other up to love and good works!

3) Start posting about what in God's word you are doing or planning to do, inviting other Christ followers to join you! If you'd like what you are doing or what you have recently done to be posted on the Instagram site, contact us, including the content you'd like to be posted. Alternatively, on Instagram, it's also possible to use the "Invite collaborator" feature.

The last time it was checked, our Instagram site had churches following from: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (The languages most spoken by identifying Christians in the world are Spanish, English, and Portuguese.)

4) Let others know how to best connect with people at churches in your area. This means doing some research about how the churches and parachurch organizations within the neighborhoods around you are connected to social media (or email), perhaps through a Google sheet, then sharing this on your social media accounts. On your social media accounts, you should use a hashtag that allows others to easily find the information. Let's use #[NATIONAL DIALING CODE, or AREA CODE]churches, or #[POSTCODE or ZIPCODE]churches. For example, in London, you may share information about local churches or parachurch groups on social media (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Sina Weibo, QQ, Telegram, or TikTok, for example) with the hashtag #020churches (since London has the national dialing code 020). Let's then help each other share this across our social media platforms. If you'd like the information shared through this website, send it to the email cited below; we are happy to post it in your language.

5) In order to increase visibility for your efforts, consider making t-shirts to wear together when you head out into the community to do God's word together, e.g., 

[on front]                                                                                       #020LoveYourNeighbors

[on back]                                                                                      

Other ideas are welcomed! Let's lift up our Lord Jesus Christ together across boundaries, church!

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us on Instagram or at 

Instagram, as a lay-led, grassroots organization, has no plans at this time to create a non profit (501c3) nor to solicit funds. Its participants may use their personal funds or solicit funds from their churches for planned events as needed.