Here's part 2 of my blog series called "What is an Every Nation Church?"
My best description of why Every Nation Churches and Ministries exists and what we do:
To honor God and establish
Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, Socially Responsible
Churches and Campus ministries
In Every Nation.
What is a Christ-centered church and campus ministry?
It seems absurd to have to say that we are trying to build Christ-centered churches and campus ministries. Of course a church should be Christ-centered. However, it is unfortunately common for churches and ministries to be centered on almost everything but Christ.
I have seen churches that are preacher centered, personality centered, doctrine centered, worship style centered, prayer meeting centered, religious experience centered, spiritual gift centered, prophet centered, profit centered, vision centered, building centered, political agenda centered…
Many mega-churches in my city (Manila) are known, not by the church name, but by the name of their bigger-than-life mega-leader – Brother Bill’s church, Pastor Peter’s church, Dr Dan’s church, Bishop Bong's church.
Here’s what Paul said about this idea of being Christ-centered:
"He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy." (Col 1:17,18)
Ultimately Every Nation exists to honor God and point people to Christ - not for a man, doctrine or experience to take center stage.
Does Christ have the SUPREMACY in your life, ministry, and church?