Time for reinventing the movement?
Reinvention might be too strong, but realignment is too weak. There are a few deeply missional paradigms that need to be revisited.
Start with, ‘why do we do what we do?’
Then go to, ‘how’s that working out?’
How does God measure us?
What does He think about us?
Is it possible that our faithfulness to God leans more towards our faithfulness to what we’ve always done?
These questions are admittedly subject to generalization. Beyond the shadow of a doubt there is plenty of authentic SA mission happening at a level and pace that would make the founder grin and warm the heart of God. I am proud to be a Salvationist, especially in the USA Western Territory.
That’s not to say we don’t have work to do. Will you join me in reinvesting in this movement until every corner and every fibre is in concert with God’s purposes for us?
Let’s start with our own hearts, kneeling before God, sanctifying ourselves for His glory. Then let us come together with a freshly inspired resolve to win the world for Jesus, rolling up our sleeves, loving our neighbors, determined to follow The Lord with all that we are. Hallelujah!
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV