Growing the Kingdom in the Southwestern Union
BURLESON, TEX. – Jesus said, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14 (NKJV). That’s our responsibility, to preach the Gospel of the kingdom. And what is that? It’s sharing the good news that the kingdom is for everyone! The reality of a crucified, risen and soon coming Savior who died to save all. Southwestern Union President Carlos Craig, along with our conference and university presidents, and voted by the Union Executive Committee, have outlined eight strategic initiatives that allow for our five conferences, and our university, to work together to grow the kingdom throughout the Union territory.
The vice presidents of the Southwestern Union have gotten together to plan an exciting new initiative to equip the Union family called: Growing the Kingdom. Why? So we can do our part to fulfill the commission and see Jesus face to face. Bi-annual events will be held throughout the Union territory for all church ministries leaders, to train, equip and empower leaders to work together for the growth of their individual spiritual lives and the growth of our congregations and the kingdom of God.
The strategies for the Growing the Kingdom initiative include networking with the pastors about the best way to involve all church leaders, inviting all church leaders to participate in an intentional discipleship and church growth program, creating a database of all church and ministry leaders that facilitates and speeds up communication and the exchange of resources and tools to allow for maximum results and planning and scheduling rallies with the administrators and directors of each conference to be carried out by cities and areas, which allows for the largest number of leaders to participate. Join us on this incredible journey as we Grow the Kingdom together!
By Tony Anobile
Vice President for Ministries