Together in Christ is a movement of Christians from several directions that focus their efforts on restoring unity in and between churches.
Through sharing knowledge, training and advise of your size we want to inspire churches and help them put God’s plan for their congregation in the centre of attention and to function as a living vessel in which every member may put his or her gifts and talents to good use.
It’s our desire that congregations once again starts functioning as one body, one team where every members gifts and talents are done justice and equality is considered a standard. (Romans 12, Galatians 3:28)It’s our desire that we as churches become better at succeeding with dealing with internal conflict and (spiritual) threats from in- and outside of the church by holding on to God’s plan with His congregation and to function as one. We want to deal with fragmentation and power abuse of any kind.
It’s our desire that the church regains its appealing identity in the world, that they become organisations that radiate energy and inspiration, where the mercy has become so true that people see and feel open arms and consistently spread the truth: the unchangeable word of God.
It’s our desire that churches become better together, come closer to one another and work together. We believe that this movement of unity knocks the enemy out of the game, which we will use to solve the spiritual veil you see in towns and cities. We believe that all this is possible if we focus on God’s mission instead of our own views.
It’s out desire that leaders anchor themselves in the love and authority of Christ, that they are capable of sharing their responsibility and filling a role that fits their gifts and calling, that strong leadership teams will grow that are one in Christ and produce new leaders and disciples.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint and supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase in the body unto the edifying of itself in love. (Ephesians 4:11-16, KJV)
Rianca: In 2018 my book “Shared Leadership by Purposegiving” came out. In the same year God showed Himself in my life in a wonderful way and tasked me to bring churches back to their intention, to his plan.
This plan means that congregations start functioning as one living body from unity. A body where there is cooperation and where everyone takes their place with their own gifts and talents. A body where there is equality and shared leadership under Christ, the Head of every congregation. If you want to know more about what this means, then read Romans 12 and 1Korintians 12.
Wilbert: Reading Ezekiel 47 made me desire a movement of the Holy Spirit in the congregation and society.
Typical for the work of the Holy Spirit is that it begins in God’s house. It starts there as a tiny stream. However, the true impact of the work of the Holy Spirit isn’t most the most noticeable inside of God’s house, but rather in our society. There it brings a lot of life.
If I then look at all the problems in society, I come to the conclusion that society, as do we, need the work of the Holy Spirit and that we cannot afford to allow division.
I look forward to the church having an impact through unity and cooperation and shining a clear light onto society.
Our credits for the translation goes to: Jorian Evers