Too many people feel like they are saved, on their way to heaven. They're just waiting for the bus to pick them up.
God has a vision and calling for all of us. And, he wants us to reach the full measure of what he has planned for us!
This is our God sized vision:
Johnny and I have a strategy for the particular region we live in. We will be calling people from all over the US to come and work on advancing the Kingdom in this region this summer. This region is made up of dozens of little communities. Imagine...
...Street Preachers on the corner in every community and at every gathering.
...Imagine every church providing workers to talk to the crowds that always gather where street preaching occurs. Imagine people being stirred to go to church... some may never have attended, some may not have gone for years.
...Imagine every church being equipped to knit visitors into their fellowship: winning the lost and strengthen those who have drifted. (Did you know that typically only 5% of visitors stick? But with REAL training, they can keep 75% or more!)
...Imagine every church being equipped to disciple the new people. (Do you know that most churches/ministries just 'teach', they aren't sure how to 'train'?)
...Imagine in every neighborhood, there are 'missionaries' who rebuild community, who energize the believers to the activities above, and who energize a Prayer Tsunami.
...Imagine a Prayer Tsunami where every person in our community is prayed for by name and by need.
...Imagine the impact to the Kingdom if the church, instead of building it's own fellowship, leaders took seriously what the word 'church' means: a Christian gathering to BOTH worship God AND TO consider the welfare of the community & how to make disciplined, skilled followers everywhere, starting next door and on into the world. And, imagine if Churches took seriously the 'concept' of ONE body of Christ and actually FUNCTIONED like one body instead of like a bunch of individually owned 'Christian franchises.'
After we work in our community, we will see the focus on another community and another and another. The collection of these communities could very well emerge into a Christian nation within our Nation. With the trajectory of some of the political state of affairs, a holy nation might be more than just a 'good idea'. :-)
If you would like to get regular updates on this vision... join the group Christian Nation within Nation HERE...
What is your "God-Sized" Vision?