This concludes our “In Our Cities as it is in Heaven 2016 Vision Series.” We talk about how to live out our mission to be ‘New Life for the City.’ Luke, the writer of Acts, tells us what was happening in the early church to bring ‘awe’ to the people forming this new spiritual movement. The recipe is simple: God’s Word, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer. Those actions led to some incredible growth in God’s church. Yet why are there 7,000 churches closing each year with over 1,500 pastors leaving the church? Why have many denominations shifted to taking care of those already a part of the church and taking care of buildings versus reaching out to those not yet here? Why does any church do what it does?
Scripture: Acts 2:42-47, John 17:21