Carlile had a vision of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things in the power of the Holy Spirit. Now we have the opportunity to go out beyond the church walls to meet people who are way beyond the church’s reach to tell them about Jesus, to show them Jesus. Reaching out to people where they are and sharing faith with them at the point they’d like the conversation to begin. The Christian gospel is about life, transformation, new beginnings, its revolutionary good news.
As Archbishop Rowan says, “when we see another human being, we see someone God took seriously enough to die for”. Together, our task is to bring the unchanging message of an unchanging God to our fast changing culture. This is a massive challenge and we have a huge job on our hands.