Now, it's time to move on to what is next. However, I have the feeling that what we just experienced was not a neatly packaged "revival" time with a starting and ending. My prayer is that it was the beginning of a culture shift. My hope is that God is beginning to move in the hearts of many about what this "church thing" is really all about. My expectation is that this is the beginning of an increasing movement toward overall better spiritual health. There are many good evidences that this is happening.
I hope that we won't forget the five challenges set before us, because these are what ought to define what we are as a church. These can continue to serve as a guide for our purpose as a church. Here are all five:
- to worship with passion
- to pray with conviction
- to grow (in God's Word) with intention
- to fellowship with determination
- to serve with compassion