Professor James Logan at New Life Theological Seminary wrote, “The issue of ministry in the urban environment is often seen solely through our western eyes, but the God we serve is not just the God of the west. He is moving throughout His Kingdom. Effective ministry in the city is no longer realistically done in a vacuum but rather through partnerships.”
by Melineze Logan Hite
Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Love A Child in Haiti is the ministry of a husband and wife team, yes, two white missionaries from the United States of America. Love A Child daily feeds, educates, clothes, and provides medicine for the orphans in Haiti who have no one to responsibly care for them. Bobby and Sherry Burnette were there years before the earthquake in Haiti recently, and they are there today.
Now, more ministries are connecting with them after seeing their great commitment to the people of Haiti on the news.
Jentezen Franklin on Trinity Broadcast Network hosts his weekly program called The Kingdom Connection, and he now partners with Bobby and Sherry Burnette down in Haiti. (Thank you Holy Spirit for giving me this connection.)
• Professor Logan asks, “What does this say about the Kingdom of God that is constantly progressing …constantly in motion?”
The ministry of Jesus Christ is alive and well, even though the devil walks to and fro seeking whom to devour, to destroy and to devastate. God will permit his gospel to be preached around the world, and all peoples will hear the Word, whether they choose to accept it or reject it.
The internet, ipads, iphones, books, cameras, camcorders, copy machines, fax machines, films, movies, magazines, the theater, television, radio, newspapers, the printing press were all means devised by God to get the Word out to people around the world; man polluted the means and used it to satisfy his own lusts and personal appetites.
• Professor Logan asks, “What cues can we or should we take for our ministry from these examples?”
When we see a ministry that shares the gospel and ministers to the needs of the community we must also get involved. Together, we can do much for the Kingdom of God.
As believers and disciples of Jesus Christ, we are sent to different nations, other than in our living area, but also to distant lands. How do we get there? Through partnerships.
We must look for ways to sow into good ground. This is the sign of ministry to come in the future on a global scale!
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