A church that reflects its community is uniquely positioned to revive faith, restore hope and reveal love in the community.
Can a church really hope to transform a community if in fact it does not reflect the community, particularly in terms of ethnic and economic diversity?
Instead of changing the world, seek to transform a neighborhood, a ZIP code or an apartment complex with a more focused vision.
Efrem Smith: "The churches that are doing the best in our conference in engaging their surrounding community are the ones who value a cause more than their Sunday morning worship."
Eugene Cho: “If we reduce church to a program, we’ve forgotten our identity as a ‘sent’ people.”
Bill Hybels: "I'm a little embarrassed that it came 38 years into our story, but perhaps better late than never."
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Only God can fix the world; but as we fulfill our calling and carry God’s good news of salvation, healing and justice into the world, we become a very real part of changing it.