After all of our reading and discussions, it is time to make decisions about what we are going to do as a church, and as individuals. Are you at the point of declaring, “I will make a difference?”
Imagine a movement through the church where people don’t for others but they quickly stand and declare, I Will. Rainer says that the problem is not institutional or denominational, the problem is with US. It’s me and you. Denominations are no stronger than the churches and churches are no stronger than its members.
It is time to take seriously our command to function according to 1 Corinthians 12.
It is time to say, “I will.”
- I will have the attitude of Christ and put other church members before my wants and desires.
- I will gladly participate in corporate worship with my fellow church members as long as I am physically able.
- I will get involved in a group or a class so that I might grow spiritually together with others, and so that I might be accountable to them.
- I will go and share the gospel with others in words and deeds, and not be ashamed of my Savior.
- I will give abundantly and joyfully, recognizing that God is the owner of all things I currently steward.
- I will participate in the life of my church because God leads me to do so, not because I feel compelled to please people and over commit.
- I will focus on what Christ has done for me, and not on the flaws of my church, its leaders, or its members.
- And I will pray that God will use me as an instrument to revive His church, for His name, and for His glory.
- Join me is declaring, “I will make a difference” to be all that God desires for us to be, as individuals and as a church body.
I hope this book and these discussions have been inspirational, but we cannot leave this information on the table. This church wide campaign was not for more information but for mobilization. We are educated far beyond our obedience, so what will change in your life die to your involvement in this necessary conversation?
May God bless King’s Grant Baptist Church as we follow Christ together, from member, to ministry, to living a life on mission.