When Harvey Carey, Senior Pastor of Citadel of Faith Covenant Church, spoke at the Summit his message to leaders was potent. Harvey said, we tend to just huddle, but God has called us not to be people that huddle but those who play the game.
Harvey called for leaders to look beyond excuses and take action. You can do anything when God gives you a word to move on.
Harvey described how Citadel of Faith is doing ministry in an incredibly difficult and even dangerous community. While your context may look very different than Harvey’s, every community or neighborhood has its own darkness and needs it is called to address. What are the needs or causes that exist in your community?
As you’ve seen, every community or neighborhood has needs, but so often the church is ineffective at reaching out and meeting them. Why is that? In his talk, Harvey challenges leaders to consider why they might be failing to have real impact in their communities.
Harvey said, “[Christ-followers] never see the full extent of the power of God because we don’t create a context for the Scriptures to work.” How much does this statement apply to your particular church, ministry or organization?
by: The Summit Team (@wcagls)