I have been doing a lot of reading in the last week. Ask Jamie she has not seen much of me. Between reading for MI-SOM (Michigan District School of Ministry) and 4 other ones I have got a ton of notes compiled.
Resounding in the books I have been reading is a call to action.
Our country has been broken. The core of the problem is easily identifiable. Increasing neglect and devaluing of God's Word and the associated fallout that comes with it. We, as is the body of Christ, are all in this together.
Two basic principles should govern us. First our direction should come directly from the Bible. We must seek Scripture to determine our plan. God has already given the blueprint. We just need to learn to read and follow it. Second we must set an example for the Church by approaching things from the positive rather than from the negative.
Our goal should be to present a clear Biblical model in the hope that it will be put into practice throughout the body of Christ. This may require us to change our current practices or even start over from scratch. Whatever we do be assured that it is well worth it.
Keep it Biblical. Keep it simple. Keep it genuine.