Day 38: Depth and Health in the Global Church

Our partners all over the world, from Guatemala to Germany to Ghana, speak of the tension between the depth and breadth of the church—the need for pastors and congregations to build a deep conservative theology while remaining faithful to the evangelistic mission of Christ at all times.

All around the world, churches that espouse theological education often suffer from a tendency to neglect the mission of the gospel and gradually internalize it. At the same time, churches that desperately try to reach out tend to move toward pragmatism and using extra-biblical approaches.

We need both. And we see the Lord raising more theologically trained evangelists, maybe now more than ever in the history of the church. But the need is great, the challenge is at hand, and the flesh is weak.

Ways to pray:

  1. Thanksgiving for the incredible doctrines of the gospel and the zeal of hundreds of thousands to proclaim it
  2. Repentance for our reluctance in presenting the gospel to those around us, and for God’s grace to provide both opportunities and boldness
  3. For the Lord to raise up more theologically sound evangelists and missionaries throughout the world

“But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first.” Revelation 2:4–5a


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Day 38: Depth and Health in the Global Church

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