Holy Spirit-led principles from Scripture that reveal a pathway for renewing churches to revive a declining denomination
We’re never going to achieve unity on doctrine, but we can achieve unity on mission.
There are 2.6 billion Christians in the world affiliated with various faith communities and denominations. We may disagree over baptism, the Lord’s Supper, doctrine about Mary and a dozen other things. But, when it comes to training up evangelists, we’re not starting from scratch in the endeavor to partner in the Great Commission.
Recognizing that many of these 2.6 billion individuals are cultural Christians who may need to be re-energized or even re-evangelized, this figure still means that one out of every three people on this planet is already saying, “I believe Jesus is the Son of God who died on the Cross for my sins and rose again.” That means the Church is bigger than China and India together. The Church is bigger than China and the U.S. and Europe. Together we’re the biggest entity on the planet.
Nothing is bigger than the Church of Jesus Christ. Therefore, we need to figure out a way to mobilize the whole Church. If every person who identifies as a Christian, or more specifically a follower of Jesus, was trained to share their faith and only talked to two other people – everyone could hear the Gospel. We’re never going to achieve unity on doctrine, but we can achieve unity on mission.