For far too long, believers have looked to political, economic, social and education-based agendas to address the decay now engulfing us. But spiritual success in spiritual war depends entirely upon spiritual solutions. God has given us a three-pronged KINGDOM AGENDA STRATEGY for kingdom-minded pastors to adopt and implement across racial lines in every community. These are pastors who are developing kingdom disciples leading the way in impact, unity and societal transformation by equipping them to build families and infiltrate the culture in order to reflect and transfer kingdom values.
The decay of our culture is, at its core, a spiritual issue. That is why we believe when the church decides to OPERATE IN UNITY on a kingdom- based agenda that we will usher in true and lasting hope for our land.
Churches must COME TOGETHER across class and cultural lines and work toward reconciliation. We must heed the clarion call– from heaven into history and from eternity into time–for Christians to live fully as kingdom disciples.
“The KINGDOM AGENDA is defined as the visible manifestation of the comprehensive rule of God over every area of life. The church has been given the unique responsibility and authority to usher in this agenda in history.” (Matthew 16:18-19)
Unless kingdom-minded influencers significantly enter the discussion and assume the leadership for promoting justice and righteousness in society in order to RESOLVE THE DIVISION CRISIS, we will be hopelessly deadlocked in a sea of relativity regarding this issue, resulting in restating more questions rather than providing permanent answers. God is not going to bless a country or a culture that comes up with its own rules and asks Him to bless it. God expects kingdom-minded churches to lead the way.
This is a defining moment for us as churches and citizens to decide whether we want to be ONE NATION UNDER GOD or a divided nation apart from God . If we don’t answer that question correctly and if we don’t answer it quickly, we won’t be much of a nation at all.
(2 Chronicles 15:3-6; Psalm33:12)
UNIFIED SACRED GATHERING
Kingdom-minded pastors develop a community-wide pastors fellowship which meets regularly and hosts an annual solemn assembly.
(Isaiah 58:1-12; Ephesians 2:11-22)
- Start or join a racially and denominationally diverse fellowship of kingdom-minded pastors in your local area.
- Meet regularly with kingdom-minded pastors to strengthen relationships, provide mutual encouragement and to meet the needs of one another.
- Worship together, and seek God in prayer.
- Use social and digital media to facilitate communication with your fellow pastors.
- Train and develop lay leaders who can provide practical assistance and support for meeting your goals.
- Plan and host a local solemn assembly at least once a year, gathering congregations together to seek God on behalf of their community and the nation.Share your pulpit on occasion with like-minded pastors across racial, class and denominational divides.
UNIFIED COMPASSIONATE VOICE
Kingdom-minded pastors actively develop disciples who speak out with unified messaging, offering biblical truths and solutions on contemporary cultural issues.
(John 17:13-23; Matthew 28:16-20)
- Seek common ground and shared goals which foster biblical solutions to contemporary questions.
- Hold discussion groups and prayer sessions to explore the biblical answers to cultural issues.
- Read and discuss relevant books and videos together to form a basis for common understanding.
- Commit to serving together to work for cultural transformation and biblical values.
- Host community forums to address relevant social issues.
- Collectively meet with civic leaders for relationship building to address issues related to justice and righteousness.
- Re-establish the biblical importance, permanence and centrality of marriage and the family as the foundation for a stable and productive society.
- Equip and deploy church members to be kingdom disciples who have transformed lives that visibly transfer the values of the kingdom of God into
the societal spheres of politics, education, law, medicine, business, entertainment, etc.
- Utilize the pulpit and the church’s ministry to give an equal emphasis to the issue of justice as is done with righteousness.
UNIFIED SOCIAL IMPACT
Kingdom-minded pastors collectively mobilize their churches to carry out a visible presence of ongoing good works improving the well-being of underserved communities.
(Jeremiah 29:5-7; Matthew 5:13-16)
- Pray for wisdom and guidance as to how you can partner in good works together.
- Work together toward meeting the needs of the local homeless population.
- Implement the “Kindness in the Culture” initiative by distributing “Acts of Kindness” cards to your church members or community group. Encourage them to perform a random act of kindness for anyone in need, then give them a card with the information of their local church on it, or other information, and ask them if they can pray for them or present the gospel.
- Coordinate a collective voice in petitions, letter writing, phone calls and other ways in order to influence political leadership to bring about righteous and just policy and legislative changes.
- Create an atmosphere where congregants are challenged to pursue relationships promoting racial reconciliation while simultaneously working toward biblical justice.
- Seek ways to collectively address shortages of food, housing and other basic needs of underserved families in your community.
- Partner with another church to adopt local schools for mentoring, tutoring and family support services.
- Build relationships with local law enforcement to foster a stronger relationship and serve as a bridge between the police and the community.
- Construct a network for business leaders who want to assist in creating employment opportunities and economic development for underserved communities.
- Identify key service agencies in your community that you can collectively support in order to facilitate a beneficial kingdom impact.
The Urban Alternative is available and prepared to provide resources, training and strategic consultation to help facilitate those churches that choose to adopt A Kingdom Strategy for Community Transformation.
214-943-3868 ext. 210