IMPACTING YOUR CITY FOR JESUS

Anne Harley is passionate about seeing the church adapt to the needs of the community. Hear what has been accomplished in Townsville, Queensland Australia. It is only a six-minute video and well worth your time to hear what this veteran has done over twenty years in her city. Unless you connect with people nothing will change. Church buildings are a trap, we must move out into the community to see change.

We need males with the same passion and drive as Anne to step up and take the leadership role that God designed them to have. Of course, if they do not God will raise up the Deborah’s. The following story of Deborah addressing Barak the leader of the army demonstrates who God was using and why. Deborah had a relationship with God. She knew what He wanted to do and trusted Him to do it.

Has not the Lord, the God of Israel, commanded you, ‘Go, gather your men at Mount Tabor, taking 10,000 from the people of Naphtali and the people of Zebulun. And I will draw out Sisera, the general of Jabin’s army, to meet you by the river Kishon with his chariots and his troops, and I will give him into your hand’?” Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, I will go, but if you will not go with me, I will not go.” And she said, “I will surely go with you. Nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Judges 4:6-9

TRANSFORMING YOUR COMMUNITY

Rick Prosser has a passion for serving his community. He shares his experience of what has been accomplished in Newcastle (about 100 miles/160 km north of Sydney, Australia). Rick says, start with what God has given you but then step out confident the Holy Spirit will guide your steps. Know your city, its structure. Be courageous, Rick’s first contact was with the Mayor and despite the fact he was not a Christian look at what Rick achieved through working with him. It is a 24 minute video but I hope it will challenge you to think more about what you and your church group can do to serve your city which will make more disciples for Christ.