At the start of 2015 we are immersed in a war for the soul of the nation. This battle will set the stage for the kind of nation our children and grand-children will inherit. The way men and women of faith wage war in Australia (2 Cor 10:3-6) will extend hope to the nations who cannot find answers in atheism that can withstand the ravages of radical Islam and the spiritual poverty of hedonism that is causing untold damage through outcomes like substance abuse, domestic violence and the loss of respect and safety across the nation.
Meantime the established church is in its own battle of survival because it has lost the soul of the nation. God only knows the numbers, but of our twenty five odd million population some twenty million will live, die and find themselves in the company of the devil rather than the love of Jesus. In the face of this catastrophe our church leaders defend their status quo because this is where their power base and relevancy is found. Meantime the church is tarred by the stench of sexual abuse of children in its care, and the world is not listening to the church for its values and hopes.
The Global Marketplace Exchange Conference (GME) on 5-7 Feb in Melbourne is a forum of Re-Formation that includes searching out what Jesus meant by his “ecclesia” that the gates of hell could not withstand (Matt 16:13-25). What did Jesus mean by this and how is it meant to function across church and marketplace in the 21st Century? Jesus used the Greek secular word “ecclesia” which is about bringing holistic kingdom leadership to a village, town or city. Today we need a re-formation of the Kingdom of God being released across both church and marketplace for the highest good of the nation.
GME is drawing together hungry hearts and sharp minds from across the domains of church, family, business, government, health, sport, justice, education, the creative arts and not for profits. This is about the development of strategic vision and practical collaboration between people who do not settle for the status quo. This conference is a place of consultation, discovery and participation as we exchange insights, experience, biblical learning, prayer and new relationships that builds hope for the future in Christ.
Book now at: www.riveroflifeconference.org/book-now.php