Our Vision is to encourage, equip and empower the cooperating churches in our area to fulfill their
Great Commission vision locally and globally by providing resources and opportunities to be "on-mission" with God.
Our mission is to Exalt the Savior, Encourage the Shepherds, Equip the Saints and
Empower through Prayer.
Years ago, I attended a conference on managing change in the local church. One of the keynote speakers was William Bridges, a secular author and business leader. His organization was and still is a leading expert on change management. In the conference, Bridges used the history of the exodus and sojourn to the promised land as his template to explain the dynamics of change for any organization. The analogy was simple and understandable. When people are thrust into a transition, whether through personal choice or external circumstances, they leave the familiarity of Egypt behind, but they have not yet reached the promised land. They are stuck for the foreseeable future in this barren, uncomfortable, unpredictable wilderness. The leader’s role during this transition is to not only remind people of their preferred future home, but also to show them how to manage the anxiety and unique problems that arise from life in this transitional space.
The Church in America is in the wilderness. We are no longer in familiar Egypt. The last two years of COVID, election, and vaccine chaos have put our Egypt in the rearview mirror. Among conservative Christians there is widespread conviction that the second coming of Christ is drawing near....Read More Articles On Our CrossNet Blog