We live in a time of unprecedented challenges for our culture – Rising poverty levels, broken marriages and families, addictions, dissatisfaction with the church. At a time in which our world needs a vibrant, life-giving message and ministry from God’s people, it seems the body of Christ has become dormant.
In a recent study, the Barna Group cited the following: believers are becoming more ingrown and less outreach-oriented. The Church is becoming less theologically literate (and therefore unable to relate the truth to the daily issues of our lives.) Growing numbers of people are less interested in spiritual principles and more desirous of learning pragmatic solutions for life.The influence of Christ-followers on the culture and individual lives is largely invisible.
Yet Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world.” Salt is a preserver of life. Light is an illuminator. We are to show our communities what Jesus is really like. Apart from grace and the unconditional love and forgiveness of God there is no hope. Followers of Jesus are to communicate this grace both in words and deeds within their families, their work, their community and their church.
Imagine if you will, whole and healthy families; the body of Christ meeting community needs; decreased poverty and crime; individual lives and entire communities healed and restored; people coming to Christ as they are intrigued to see believers loving and serving one another.
By God’s grace, Alliance Ministries will help bring this vision to reality. We are redefining the mobilization of the body of Christ, reinvigorating churches, and revitalizing communities. We are equipping ordinary people for God’s extraordinary assignments.
Together, with your help, believers will have a clear biblical worldview and understand why it matters; they will recognize the call God has on their life, and discover a clear path of engagement, that will create a movement to influence the culture, and make their communities a better place. We pray you will join us for this great adventure!