Our word for the year is “influence”. Influence is defined as “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.” If someone influences someone else, they are changing a person or thing in an indirect but important way.
The Christian role in the world is to be influencers of the world! Not to hide from it, or ignore it, or alienate them from us! We have to find a way to influence it!
We believe that you cannot influence a culture from outside… you must go in. We need to be actively involved in the life of our church. God wants that, but not to the exclusion of connecting with the world that God so loves.
We invite you to pray with us, or even join us, as we engage our communities, influencing them with the good news of Jesus Christ. As we do and by the power of the Holy Spirit, we will see the character, development, and behavior of those around us change.