In this episode, we're going to talk about reaching the community, changing the world, and including all the foreign born internationals living in our community. We will talk about how we can have an impact right here in our own backyard by simply building a friendship for the purposes of the gospel with the foreign born internationals living in our community.
The community that used to be all white has obviously become a mix of blacks and whites. The community that used to be all black has become a mix of blacks and whites. And in the last five or ten years, all of those communities throughout the entire USA and even around the world, have become even more diverse. Where we have whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians all living in the same community, we have an opportunity to reach the community and change the world.
The church today spends more of its resources getting people to come into the church than getting people to become the church. As far as going out, Jesus said, “come follow me”. And as soon as He says that, He actually says, “now go ye therefore out into the world, the church”. We need to reach the entire face of our community - the white, the black, the Hispanic, the Asian - all of the foreign born internationals, along with the people who have been born in our community. We have an opportunity when we make Christ known among the foreign born internationals living and our community. The potential for you and I to change the world dramatically increases.
God is entrusting the church in the USA with this opportunity to reach foreign born internationals. When we do, we then have the capacity, the opportunity, the potential of changing the world. They partner with us in the great commission. And that's an opportunity that not enough churches in the USA are seizing in this moment and in this time. But if you will begin to pray and you will begin to ask God to position you in the lives of foreign born internationals to cross your path with them. And you just began to simply become a friend, get to know them, know their names, know their face, recognize them, have a friendship with them; you will be amazed at the power of the gospel that can be unleashed through you and to their life.
What is Living the Dream?
The Living the Dream podcast is where Church staff and volunteers get comfortable and aligned with the reality that God is moving millions of foreign-born internationals into our communities. We focus on this incredible opportunity God is giving us to change the world! We know how this story ends! Rev 7:9-12 shows us a Church filled with EVERY nation, tribe, & tongue gathered together worshipping Jesus. Welcome to Living the Dream podcast where we help The Church be on earth as it is in heaven.