• 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

Reason number 6: WT workers recognize that our calling remains the same, but the means or mode for communicating the message of Christ is in constant flux.top-ten-reasons-married

Reason number 7: The WT community knows that the global base of missions has shifted.

Reason number 8: Two conceptions of ministry are coming together to create a movement that has both structure and Spirit led freedom.

Is World Team an organism or an organization?  Are we as a community of workers driven by godly vision or business principles?  Do we desire community above effectiveness and “results”?  Just framing the discussion in those terms makes it appear that one side of the equation is more spiritual than the other or that one side is to be more desired than the other.

In conversations with workers, where many of these questions have been raised, I often wonder if we actually argue in this way to keep ourselves from answering some deeper questions; questions about the strength of our real dependence upon God for ministry, questions about the specificity of what ministry tasks need to be accomplished.

We should be both/and.  World Team is an organism and an organization.  World Team is both a movement and a church planting vehicle [a structure that works to establish communities of believers].

My prayer, in the midst of this change, is that we will help each other to celebrate who we are in Christ and our total need of Him all the while praying like mad for God to create a movement from our efforts; efforts that are framed by action tasks and prayer.

 

 

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