Insist upon accountability, but keep doing the work!
The recent resignation of Bill Hybels, Founder of Willow Creek Community Church outside of Chicago, has rocked the evangelical world. There are plenty of reasons for anger, distrust, etc. but as the dust settles, it should be a call to action for all followers of Jesus to take a step back and insist on clear levels of accountability/transparency for all organizations they choose to join or support. (more…)
The journey as a Follower of Jesus continues…
The world around us is one of mixed messages, strife, anger, and concern. Constantly we hear people spin their points of view about events happening today and yet there is little conversation about a much more important concern…living today as a preparation for eternal life. An investment in Christ will provide a much larger return than any other investment that can be made on this earth. Jesus invested in us and it’s our calling to carry on His mission for others. (more…)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
I continue to reflect on the impact that Ruth and Billy Graham have made in my life. Fernando Ortega performed a beautiful tribute to Ruth Graham for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for the Ruth Graham Memorial celebration. It continues to move me every single time I watch it and I share it with the hope that it touches you just as much!
Sam Smith is an established Branding and Marketing Executive that has spent decades leading multiple international non-profit’s and ministries to record results for operations and service to the world’s poor. He shares his passion at OptimizingMinistry.com