Evangelism in the veteran community begins with trust.
Into the mess of the current world comes the Jesus Movement – a revival of the faithful called in the name of Jesus to a ministry that is loving, liberating and life-giving. Into the fray comes the General Convention with one goal in mind: to make the church healthier, stronger, and more ready for the work of God in the world.
At the end of the day – if structural changes are a giant disaster, if every single new church plant fails, if digital discipleship is a flop – God will still be with us. Our Lord’s resurrection is not contingent upon our success or failure as a Church.
The Church must leave behind our milquetoast preaching of the gospel, our inability to articulate why Jesus matters for us and for the world, and our petty squabbling that only distracts us from the true mission of the Church given to us by our Lord in the Great Commission.