I just finished a book while here in Kitwe, Zambia by Reggie McNeal called “Missional Renaissance”. On the last page of the book he says these words: “Some of you reading this are ripe candidates for leading the missional church movement. You have a passion and a dream.”
The eyes of the world are on South Africa right now as the World Cup has moved to the next round. On Saturday night I watched Ghana beat the United States and immediately following the game I heard what passion coupled with a dream sounds like. Within seconds of the end of the game, people poured into the streets of Kitwe and began to shout and celebrate, and this is just the second round!!! African’s are passionate about football and Ghana’s win keeps the dream alive that there is still an African team that has a chance to win the World Cup. Just having the World Cup in Africa is a dream come true, and to have an African country win the world cup, well, you fill in the blanks…
The last two years as MJ and I have traveled the world, we have caught a glimpse of what God can do in the church if only we will commit to His agenda and not our own. My passion level is rising with each country we visit. I have a dream to see significantly more existing churches work together with emerging leaders to return to the simplicity and power of the Acts 2 church. I dream of a visible and viable church that will see the community it serves as its mission field, moving outside its walls of comfort and security to connect people with the living, loving and transforming power of Jesus Christ!!!
Reggie McNeal says: “Your impact may be across the street or around the world. You will create new worlds of human possibility and kingdom reality…God will be pleased. People will be better off…You have been sent by God. The world is glad you came.”
By the way, take a minute to look at last week’s blog. I was finally able to get sufficient Internet access to add some pictures.
Until next time…
“Taking risks for Kingdom impact!”