I knew I liked this guy (James Kim)... :)
Want Revival? Spend Yourself for Your Neighborhood
Jesus loves our cities.
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
This is true not only for church going people, but for all people. We all know that. But what does this truth mean? Here's what I believe:
If we want to see our churches thrive and get healthy, our churches have to spend itself for our cities. The revitalization of our churches is directly related to the revitalization of our neighborhoods that our churches find themselves in. If the good news of Jesus Christ doesn't make a difference to our neighbors then what use is the church to a world who doesn't know and doesn't care about Jesus?
There is something wrong with churches that find themselves growing in numbers and dollars while their neighborhoods are declining and suffering.
Jesus impacts the world. And the way Jesus impacts the world is through the body of Christ - the church of Jesus Christ.
Do you want a revival in your church? Start investing and loving your neighborhood with the love of Jesus Christ!
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life not only for church going folks, but for the world!
Check out James' blog: PRAXIS - God Revolution