|An Out of Body Experience||| Print ||
|Written by drk|
|Wednesday, 29 October 2008 10:10|
Dr. Kluane Spake
How can today’s Church change to fit our next generation? How can we become more relevant to the day we live and to the people we are trying to reach?
The CHURCH is defined as the, “called out, assembled, trained, gathered (together not scattered) to do God’s WORK on earth.” The Barkley Concordance defines ecclesia as a convened assembly that has NOT lost their civic rights, equality, or freedom.
Jesus established the Church by saying, “I WILL build my church.” It is the heart of God to bring us into the restoration of His intention. Jesus was not talking just about our individual little gatherings, our four walls and nothing more. He was talking about the corporate Church at large. Yes. He will build it. And He will accomplish that mission by using leaders who understand and comprehend new ideas.
The problem is that many leaders are totally confined to what they think the Church should be that they can’t discern what really needs to happen. Many leaders need an “Out of Body Experience.” That is – they need to get out of their own little myopic church body – and comprehend the Corporate Body experience!
The objective: The Church needs to more broadly manifest the Kingdom as expressed in context of our community, nation, and world. The Church should impact nations and affect economics. The Kingdom is established within us in order to show forth the purpose of God on earth.
The Western mindset cannot fully express Kingdom-mindedness. We are too hung up on our individual agendas.
Hopefully, an individual “Out of Body” experience will bring us into community Kingdom mindedness. Believers must also move into becoming part of the Corporate Body. We need a huge “In the Body” experience. Among many other things, we need to find out how to be relevant, transformational, and revelatory. If we are to affect nations and generations, we must learn to re-model, re-define, re-design, and re-allign the church.
Leaders are the pillar supports of on-going Truth. They should lead with a leadership that brings comprehensive and international outreach, purpose, direction, instruction, and correction.
Jesus spoke to cities and generations. He prophesied to group destiny. There is a projecting Church Mission that includes the individual and also supersedes the individual. May we enlarge our vision – and obtain fresh perspectives on global challenges.
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