Empower The Local Body: Galatians 5:13
What does it mean to “empower the local body”. I believe its time to start seeing the church for what it is. It is the body of Christ. That body is not limited to the 4 walls of our home church, not limited to our neighborhood, our county, our city, our state or even our country! No the body of Christ is the global community of believers in Jesus Christ. So for us to say we want to empower the local body means we want to revitalize churches/ministries within a close proximity to our targeted community. Wherever the Lord leads us to go that is where we will seek to empower the churches within a proximity of our event by providing them an opportunity to be introduced to their community in a new way. But it will not just be that one church it will be multiple churches and organizations who are planted in that community to serve the people and to be there to usher them into that relationship with Christ. How we will accomplish this is by spending the time and resources to draw the people out and allowing all these ministries to set up booths at the event to create a kind of ministry expo. We will throughout the event be directing people to meet their local ministry leaders and encourage them to visit. We will print off flyers with all the local churches and organizations and give them to all the people in attendance to make sure they are aware of the people near that desire to help them get back on track and LOVE THEM! We will use the raffles and giveaways as an opportunity to collect information for churches to be able to reach out to their neighbors and check in.