I did it. I went to the Program, Budget, and Finance (PB&F) meeting and I testified. I engaged in the very system I hate, so that I might call the Church outward and upward toward evangelism.
As I finished my brief testimony, there were shouts of “Amen!” and applause. It is the mind of this Church to move beyond the either/or mentality that says if we talk about Jesus we can’t talk about social justice and instead embrace the reality that talking about Jesus brings with it changed hearts and minds and moves us toward a more just society.
Today in the House of Deputies, we have a chance to turn the mind of the Church into concrete action. We are scheduled to take on four resolutions, B009 – Digital Evangelism; D005 – Church Planting; D009 – Revitalization of Congregations; and A012 – Mission Enterprise Zones which combined, call…
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