In 2012 we launched our Operation Starfish Campaign and after it's amazing success we've decided to continue it in 2013. But we've changed the name slightly to Operation Starfish: Ambassadors for Christ.
The goal of Operation Starfish is to inspire church members to pray for and invite their friends, colleagues and family members to the next Alpha Course at your church.
In 2 Corinthians it says, "So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead. "Come back to God!" (5:20)
I've been lucky enough to work for a High Commission here in NZ. The High Commissioner and the staff were always positive about their country. They represented it in NZ. They promoted it, they encouraged people to visit, they made it easy for people to get information about it. They invited people to come and see for themselves and to explore it. They were never put off my someones negative response, they loved their country and were proud to promote it.
I love this verse from 2 Corinthians it makes it clear that God is using us as his High Commissioners or Ambassadors. He wants us to promote his kingdom, to encourage people to visit, to invte them to come and see for themselves.