Putting Feet to the dream
We Glorify God in our promotion of Gospel Centred ministry throughout British Columbia:
- We demonstrate our unity in the Spirit through a collaborative network of pastors and church leaders.
- We advocate for principles and practices that proclaim the transforming Gospel.
- We stir one another up to love and good works.
- We strive side by side so that we might stand firm in one spirit, for the faith of the Gospel.
In crafting our TGC-BC Purpose Statement we have given voice to the suggestions expressed by our survey participants that TGC-BC church leaders need to work together across denominational boundaries.
Often times the real intention of a “Purpose Statement” lies in between the lines. We share common cause in our desire to bring glory to our Lord but we tend to work in church and denominational silos. How much more effective could we be, if could find a way to combine our resources, to mutually support one another, to provide hope to the wounded or share great ideas for ministry? The Gospel Coalition does a wonderful job at providing resources, teaching and conferences. The missing ingredient for many of us is the closer supportive relationships with fellow leaders in our geographical area. One of the words we often use to describe this desired relationship is “affinity” for one another. The dictionary term for the word affinity implies an inherent likeness or agreement; close resemblance or connection. Is this not what Christ had in mind for His people?
Philippians 2:1–2 (ESV) So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
I think we would all agree that we cannot accomplish God’s perfect plan without some heavenly help and I would encourage each of you to place TGC-BC on your daily prayer list. If you know of leaders or situations that could use some support or encouragement please reach out and we will bring resources to the situation. Remember this is your organization and will only be as successful as our combined contributions. Write us and give us your thoughts.