Empower us! Giving God’s people a voice, a value and an impact.

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We are the congregation, sitting silently and passively in the pews. We want to be equipped for works of service, to change the world for God. We need to be encouraged to know we have what it takes, the Holy Spirit speaks to us as well. We need to find our voice and use it outside of these walls.

Empower us.

We are the youth, the aged, the disabled, the women, the single mothers, the mentally ill, the socially awkward, the less attractive, the different, the other, the outsiders, the newcomers. We yearn to know we have value, we are important, we are significant. We need to be lifted high. We long for a new message about our status in God’s body. We want to feel listened to, known, accepted, equal.

Empower us.

We are God’s people who don’t attend church on Sundays anymore, because we just don’t get it. We don’t see why we should gather week after week and sit passively and silently. We long for more, but we’ve been hurt in our attempts to get it.

Empower us.

We are the impatient, the disgruntled, the cynical. We want to speak out and question, wrestle with difficult stuff, have an impact. We love to grow and stretch and change. One day we will leave – but we would like to do so because we’re ready to move on to something bigger and harder, not because we’ve given up the fight.

Empower us.

We are God’s people. Each one of us has something precious to contribute. The body will never be whole and healthy unless each member is equipped and freed to do its part. Imagine what an impact we could have on the world and on each other if we were all given a voice, a value and an impact.

Empower us.

One thought on “Empower us! Giving God’s people a voice, a value and an impact.

  1. A great post. There is such a need to see the whole body released into mission. I wonder whether there needs to be a fresh understanding of the priesthood of all believers before this can happen?

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