For this month's CONNECTION:
When integral mission is incorporated into the ministry of churches, transformation begins to occur physically, socially, and spiritually. Messages of God’s love becomes more tangible when vulnerable people, like those suffering without safe water, witness the hands and feet of Christ at work.
At Living Water, we develop holistic, long-term partnerships with local churches around the world – not just as an avenue for proclaiming the gospel, but for the global church to become agents of change through an integral mission approach. Through these partnerships, churches are empowered to take on a leadership role within their own communities and envision a future that allows for a thriving community, filled with people who are given the opportunity to flourish to their fullest potential.
Through integral mission, the ministry of the local church is strengthened not only in their Christian witness, but in the outcomes of Living Water programs that provide safe water access, hygiene, and sanitation. With these foundational pillars people are equipped to continue to arise and take action in creating brighter futures!
We’ve seen these testimonies of integral mission at work around the globe!
Jonathan and Lindani
Listen to a discussion between Living Water International colleagues on the topic of integral mission and how Living Water incorporates this concept into our daily work.
Featuring Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Wiles and Lindani Dube, Director of Church and Community Mobilization for Africa.
READ: “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8
PRAY: Dear God, we pray for churches around the world – both large and small as they work to expand your kingdom and share your love in both word and deed. We thank you for the connections being made through the global church community to create a thriving and united Body of Christ. We ask for your continued protection and strength to those who are serving vulnerable people to bring safe water, improved health, equal opportunities, and a brighter and more fulfilling future. Help us to recognize the opportunities that we have in our own families and church communities to make a difference in the lives of the thirsty. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
- Discuss what it looks like to have a thriving church – on both a local and global scale.
- What vision do you or your church community have when it comes to serving vulnerable people around the world?
- Take time to pray for the church leaders in your own community.
Connect your church to Living Water’s work around the world! Start the journey of fulfilling your church’s mission today by visiting water.cc/church!
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