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Why the church doesn't work. And, what needs to be done.


The future... It seems to me a scary place these days. I don't know what the future holds for our children and our grand children. I do know WHO holds the future and who can give the help that may be needed from looming dangers.
At one time the church had enormous influence in our society. Our Judeo-Christian values were accepted by most as the foundation of a 'good life' and a 'good society.' And, that is changing. Our nation is polarizing.

Somewhere we have read: A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Do you hear this division in the news, in the forums and in every day conversation? We disagree - strongly disagree on what is right and good. We disagree on what is good for our country. During the tenure of a former president, the news openly debated rather a leader had to have a good ethical/moral constitution to be a good leader. I wouldn't even have had the conversation: leading and being ethical and moral are joined at the hip according to my view of the world and what it takes to do things properly.

We are becoming a divided country. We are at risk: as individuals, as a society.

The church is God's solution to the problems that plague the human race. It is through the church that God intends to pour our his wisdom. It is through our relationship with him that we have grace and strenght to live upright, godly and productive lives. And, it is though our relationship with him that we have peace. Come what may - we know who holds our future and who will enable us to overcome.

Yet, there seems to be a problem with the health of many churches. There are solutions - the most radical of which is probably the most obvious to those on the 'outside', but mysterious to us.... We must Unite with Him and with each other. Ministries and churches need to share their strengths with each other. To do this, we need to make ministry visible and commit to exchange resources. This has started in many places - it needs to multiply and increase. Lets see the body knit together and strengthened!

I have attached a story board...
This story board outlines our problem and the resulting ineffectiveness it causes. It also calls forth a special type of leader - one who will initiate and lead change across a region, city or community. Perhaps you are one of those leaders. Or perhaps you will support in prayer and service those called to this type of leadership.

I pray that in every way you will engage in this great work.
Jesus will come back for a bride that is united, healthy, fruitful and holy.

Please leave me your feedback on the story board.

I covet your prayers for those who are putting their hands to this great work.
TheChurchStoryboard_1.pdf

TheChurchStoryboard_2.pdf

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Comment by Dave Knauss on April 27, 2009 at 1:30pm
Dear Bishop and Mrs. Surita,
Great question, "What church do you go to?" I am soooo glad you asked. The answer I am pleased to report is as follows. Juanita and her husband are heavily involved in local and national ministries; they are core supporters of every local church they've ever attended; they are currently involved in a local church plant; and they provide valuable spiritual insight, business leadership, and assistance of all kinds to this area's churches. I hope I'm not embarrassing them by listing all these things, but I must say I only listed a few of the multitude they do, and they're always reaching out to further the Kingdom of God in whatever activities they find themselves. The actual truth is fairly close to what the Queen of Sheba said, "The half has not been told."
Blessings, Dave
Comment by Juanita on April 27, 2009 at 1:15pm
Pastor Surita,
My husband and I have lived in 5 towns and have faithfully attended and supported a God centered church in each area. Currently we are working with a church plant.
We traveled for 15 years in an evangelistic ministry. Hundreds of pastors across the country shared their hearts and frustration in ministry with us. We are currently in a market place ministry where we minister to tens of thousands of churches and ministries. We have learned and shared at international conferences... we are always seeking the answer to the need to restore vitality to the United States church.

I think there was a time when God overlooked many things done in ignorance. However, I believe the that day will soon come when the question is likely to be:
If we do not unite, will we survive?

Sir, I intend to unite and not only survive but to thrive as God prepares a bride for his return.
That bride will be united, faithful, fruitful and holy.

Perhaps you can share about your life and ministry.
Comment by Bishop & Mrs. William Surita on April 27, 2009 at 12:55pm
I have a serious question for you.
What church do you go to? If any.
Comment by Juanita on April 27, 2009 at 11:26am
I am appreciating your thoughts.

I am really hoping that I could have some feedback on the attachments that I have posted. Are you reading them? What do you think?
Comment by charlie on April 27, 2009 at 9:07am
i think its true
that
"if we dont stand for something
we wil fall for anything"

the children/youth are the future
and they are often being entertained rather than getting the 'meat' that they crave

id love to see 'the church'
(thats me and you baby)
give them something to dig their teeth into

charlie
Comment by Evangelist Doug Wood on April 27, 2009 at 8:59am
Why the church does not work, Many people today do go to church to get their soul fed, they go to find something to gosip about. Some will say, they go to church because they love the Lord Jesus,but yet they hate there brother, How can one love someone that they can not see, when they can't love someone they do see? If the church did what Jesus said for it to do, there would be no hungry people in the world today. If the church did it's job, there would be no homeless people, there would be no ABORTION.
If the church did it's job, prayer would still be in our schools today.
The church does not work, because preachers are preaching what man wants them to preach,and not what God says to preach. Need I say more?
Comment by Destinys Prince on April 26, 2009 at 11:42pm
It was never God's intent to have unholy men and women govern any Nation unto a Holy God. It has always been a lie from hell to do so and this is why this Nation is in the troubles that it is in. If we want to see change we must do what God says do.
2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
As far as the Church is concerned, The Church of Jesus will continue to grow, mature and produce the fruits of righteous, holiness and purity and in doing the works of Christ being perfected with each passing day. The Believers in Jesus are becoming more and more with each passing day created in the very image and likeness of their Father making up the "Bride" of Christ, by the power of His Holy Spirit and those who are in rebellion against God are becoming more and more in the likeness and nature of their Father, Satan, to receive the coming wrath, judgment and punishment of almighty God.

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