• Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities... till Jesus the King comes again!

Ten reasons why World Team will change

top-ten-reasons-marriedReason number 1: As the Gospel becomes more and more central to all our affections, it will work itself out in fresh ways in our ministries.

Reason number 2: Workers are rediscovering ‘the rush’ of walking with Jesus.

Reason number 3: Experienced workers are realizing that we are moving from being doers of the ministry to equippers for the ministry.

Reason number 4: New workers are arriving in greater numbers

Reason number 5: We are convinced that community is far better than independence

 

Community offers so much more than independent living.

Community provides a secure base where joys, disappointments and simple frustrations can be shared and carried together.  Many of us know the blessing of a timely word shared by a co-worker during a community gathering; a word that refreshed and strengthened our soul.  Community also provides a platform for fruitful ministry.  We recognize that individually we do not have all the spiritual gifts. When we see a community at work where people are using their gifts for the benefit of that community, it models the very community that exists between the members of the Trinity.  Community provides a powerful witness to the world around as to what the Gospel can do to bring diverse peoples together for His kingdom purposes.

Yet we can easily settle for an independent lifestyle because community calls for so much more engagement on our part with others.  Many in the WT community, though, are discovering that it is worth the cost.

World Team will change because we are convinced that community is far better than independence.  As we move towards one another more and more, we will call one another back to the Gospel more and more, and the outworking will be a greater passion to see those without Christ come to know Him.

I hope you are starting to “hear” what I am hearing from the WT community.  We’ll talk more these first five reasons and others in the coming weeks.

4 Responses

  1. Spot on, David. We are enjoying that kind of community. It is changing me.

  2. Glad that is starting to be heard across the mission family. Without it we will only be programers who push activities that will lack transformation.

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