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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 come together to create a movement that has both structure and Spirit led freedom.

Reason number 9: WT workers relish wrestling with change

Reason number 10: God is moving history towards His desired objective

In my mind, reason number 10 should be the most compelling as it’s the ‘last’ one.  However, reason number 10 should send us back to reason number 1; back to the heart of who we are and what we do as a result.

God is at the centre and the one who moves and directs history according to His plan.  Oftentimes, His desired objective may upset or change our comfortable pattern.  Joe Conley called it ‘divine disruptions’:

God’s man or woman must be sensitive to change, ready to see in disruption divine leading to new avenues of service and fresh modes of operation. For Elijah, the supply of brook and raven had been God’s provision.  It was familiar.  It was comfortable.  But the brook dried up.  The comfortable pattern was disrupted, the familiar shattered.

We do not like such changes in what is comfortable for us.  Our normal response to such a shift in plans or a change of course is complaining.  This is an indication that we still want to be the masters of our lives.

Divine disruptions are a reminder that there is one God and that He is active in this world to bring about what He desires.  World Team will change not because we are change agents, but because our God is moving in this world, disrupting our ways and patterns in order to open up new avenues, fresh modes of ministry; all for the purpose of seeing that the Gospel is preached to all peoples.

 

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