We live in the most medicated, addicted, in debt, and obese culture in our history.
Culturally, we gravely sense that something is amiss. Cultural uncertainty and division grows. One needs only to walk a single city block to see tension, hurt, struggle, addiction, isolation, consumerism, fear or homelessness.
Statistically, younger generations are increasingly more depressed and disconnected.
91% of adults and 76% of practicing Christians believe that the best way to find oneself is to look within yourself.
84% of adults and 67% of practicing Christians believe that the highest goal in life is to enjoy it as much as possible.
Nearly half of all American adults classify as “post-Christian,” meaning that Christ-centered identity, beliefs and practice do not inform their daily lives.
Statistically, a majority of individuals who identify as Christian do not think and act in a manner consistent with Christ!
We live in an increasingly complex cultural and social landscape. Overall, the Church is not prepared to navigate these challenges, let alone respond to them in transformational ways. The Church struggles to obey Christ’s directive to make disciples and to teach them to obey all He commanded. We want to combat the brokenness, disconnection and hopelessness so evident in our communities. If the Church desires to cultivate hope and affect culture, we need to begin by creating connection and fostering authenticity. We need to become a trustworthy, committed, effective people.