District Council 2014 - We Are Community

District Council 2014 - We Are Community

North Texas District Theme 2014

“May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples. May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession…


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North Texas District Theme 2014

“May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples. May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land where you now live as an alien, the land God gave to Abraham.” — Genesis 28:3-4 (NIV)

God has given us the land. He has called us to take possession of our communities and our nation. He has anointed us and promised to go with us as we take back the land and the people who are meant to be Christian and who are meant to be in the church. The process, however, requires us to first become a community. Being disconnected from one another and unwilling to do what is required to stay in relationship with one another will keep us from taking possession of our local communities and our nation.

The individual Christian can’t change his city without being connected to the local church and the individual church can’t possess the community without being connected to the Church at large. We will never take North Texas if we don’t become a community of ministers and churches. This year we are declaring the importance of community!

Community is relationship. Relationships progress level upon level starting with acquaintance and moving toward covenant. As a district and as local churches we must make acquaintance a high priority. That means we must value fellowship. Pot lucks, socials, and gatherings designed for nothing more than getting to know each other and enjoying those relationships are a part of a healthy church and district agenda. We will not neglect the altar to do this, but from the altar we will develop proper, healthy and fulfilling relationships. When we are right with men we can go even deeper with God, and being right with God requires us to get right with one another.

This year we will follow a process of developing community and of helping our churches develop community that begins with acquaintance and moves toward acceptance, then agreement and finally covenant.

My personal goal is that by the end of the year every minister will be connected to many other ministers and that the members of our churches will be so intertwined with their local congregation that the devil will not be able to attack one of them without taking on the whole district. It is also my desire that each of us find and develop a Jonathan-David covenant relationship with another minister who will have our back and take our life and ministry outcome as personally as he does his own, and that we will truly get what it means to go out two by two. Community is one of the keys to possession. If we get this right we will not only give our children a better church but we will also give then a better Texas.

— Rick DuBose, Superintendent, North Texas District

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