For far too long…
Our message has been unclear.
Our mission has been unfocused.
Our methods have been ineffective.
And the results are damning.
Oppression and control of insiders.
Judgement and hate towards outsiders.
Pressure and manipulation of inquirers.
Hope has been lost.
Faith has been questioned.
Lives have been destroyed.
And it doesn’t stop there.
Abuse and misuse of finances.
Waste and misappropriation of resources.
Lack of accountability and transparency with actions.
Too many people have been lied to.
Too many people have been been confused.
Too many people have been taken advantage of.
And as a result, our reputation has been smeared. By and large the people within the church of Jesus Christ are seen as…
Hypocrites. Holy Rollers. Haters.
Judgers. Jesus Freaks. Kill-Joys.
Legalists. Left-Wing opposers. Lovers of money.
My heart has been broken.
This is not the vision for which God created.
This is not the intent for which Jesus sacrificed.
This is not the outcome for which the Spirit was sent.
This is not how it was supposed to be.
But by the grace of God and the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, this is not how things are going to stay!
The message will be clarified.
The mission will be focused.
The methods will be effective.
We will proclaim a Heavenly Father who loves and wonder will return. We will announce a Savior who sacrificed and gratitude will follow. We will declare a Spirit who empowers and amazement will ensue. We will describe a future when all things are made new and hope will live again.
Individual awe will be rescued.
The church will be transformed.
And the world will never be the same again.