The Need for A Second Reformation

When I was a young bright-eyed seminary student. God introduced me to another young radical seminary student and, we became life-long friends. Our paths took us in very different directions but through all the ministry challenges and movements of God among us, we remained friends and hopeful about the church’s future. During our time at Seminary, we said, “The church needs a second reformation.” The first one was a course correction of some major theology issues plaguing the church. This new one is about correcting action that is crippling the church: releasing the people of God. 

In this next series of blog posts, I will unpack more what that means and pray it will help empower the church to understand it was made for more. Made for more was the theme of a conference I just attended and it rekindled in me the ideas I and this young seminary friend thought and wrestled with some thirty (oh my. has it been that long?) years ago. 

Here is the scriptural foundation for this series and a little snapshot of what is coming.  

The foundation

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.Ephesians 2:8-10

We were made to be more (the believer’s identity in Christ), made to do more (purpose) and made to go more (mission impact). Stay tuned I think this will be a blessing to you and your ministry. The series will launch next week on Tuesday. 

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