A LIGHT SHINES is dedicated to bringing light into darkness, sharing the life of Jesus with those who do not know Him, and to encouraging a deeper and fuller measure for those who do. Whether you are a follower of Jesus and want to grow in your love and impact, or you think all this Jesus business is crazy nonsense, we’re talking with you!
Our Mission is Simple:
(loving our neighbors as ourselves through radical, simple service and care)
That grow into…
(one-on-one teaching and modeling what it means to follow Jesus)
That mature and multiply in the context of…
(specifically small, interconnected micro/house communities which are rapidly replicable, easily adaptable, and where each believer contributes to the whole, as we grow in following Jesus and making Him known)
We have been called specifically to share the love of Jesus among the Catalan people in Barcelona. We believe the Lord is drawing all peoples to Himself, so every tribe and tongue and nation will gather around His throne. God has called us to the Catalans not because they need wells, nor are they refugees, nor do most live in slums. He has called us to a people and a generation who know next to nothing of the life and love and joy found in Jesus, and they have very little exposure to those who do. They are a people who’ve turned almost completely to secularism and have everything but Jesus.
But if we have everything but Jesus, we have nothing!
“What use will it be if you win the whole world but forfeit your true life?”
99.5% of Catalans do not know Jesus, nor do they have any real exposure to those who love Him and can show them who He is. The near complete lack of any real knowledge of the biblical, life-giving Jesus is so low that some consider Spanish culture to be in a new pre-Christian era.