We have four core values that define us. The first is that Compassion is a Christ-centered organization, and the second, the topic of this post is our commitment to the Church.
Our commitment to the Church reads like this.
“The Church is the great hope for the world and is God’s instrument to advance the Kingdom of God. We mobilize and connect the global Body of Christ to fulfill her mandate for holistic discipleship of poverty.”
This forum – the Global Leadership Forum – can change the world. This forum can end poverty. If we allow our hearts to be fertile ground for the Holy Spirit.
“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” – Matthew 16:18-19 (NIV)
The church is the only institution in this world created by God. He didn’t create a non-government organization. The Church is God’s only strategy for this world.
Nothing can stop the Church. Even the gates of Hades shall not prevail against the Church. The Church is an unstoppable force.
God gave the Church unlimited access to Heaven. We have the keys to Heaven. 24/7.
The only strategy God has to stop poverty is the Great Commission.
How do we solve poverty? Make disciples. How do we make disciples? The Church.
What is the next chapter in the story of the Church?
“Can you imagine what could be done with the wisdom of the old and the passion of the young?” – Willow Creek Leadership Summit 2007
If we want to change the world, we must begin with ourselves. If we, the Church, don’t do it, it won’t get done. If we want to change the Church, we must begin with ourselves.
It is an honor for Compassion to walk alongside the Church. To accompany the Church as it helps bring the Kingdom of Heaven to this world.
But does it make a difference if we say we work “through the Church” instead of “with the Church”?