By Joel Edwards
This can be a compelling tract for our occasions (manifesto) addressed to evangelicals round the English-speaking international from the overall director of the Evangelical Alliance. This umbrella workforce represents evangelical Christians within the uk and is a part of the bigger international Evangelical Alliance of 128 nationwide and 7 local alliances together with the nationwide organization of Evangelicals within the united states. Written in an available variety this brief and readable manifesto concerns a prophetic name to aid set the schedule for evangelicals to: * current Christ credibly the twenty first century * Rehabilitate time period 'evangelical' pretty much as good information * have interaction in religious and social transformation The publication contains dialogue inquiries to permit periods, teams, and groups to learn and talk about the contents of the booklet. because the church faces demanding situations and possibilities, this booklet can function a catalyst to maneuver the evangelical church ahead to make a distinction on this planet by way of fostering religious and social transformation.
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Whatever the headlines have to say about Christian faith in general and evangelicalism in particular, our credibility rests on social action ur credibility rests becoming a hallmark of the Chrison social action betian faith. coming a hallmark of the One final point: credibility has a Christian faith. lot to do with confidence. A self-deprecating Saviour is a contradiction. What is needed in evangelical faith is to recover a confidence in ourselves as ambassadors to our culture. We don’t have to be cocky in our confidence.
5 Secondly, we need a church which behaves intelligently. An intelligent church is a prayed-through church because it really believes that God moves in response to our relationship with him. No church seriously committed to our world can cease to pray and intercede for it. It is no coincidence that movements such as the Global Day of Prayer and 24/7 have seen such amazing stories of people with changed lives 52 AN AGENDA FOR CHANGE and circumstances. Over the past decade the Transformation prayer movement has also reported significant stories of community transformation through prayer.
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An Agenda for Change: A Global Call for Spiritual and Social Transformation by Joel Edwards