Some years ago, there was a lot of hype about 2020 vision in this territory. The idea is that 2020 is a number that symbolises perfect vision, but also reminds us of the fact that statistical decline shows serious consequences for the SA UKT by the year 2020. There isn’t much about this at all in the recent years. No idea what happened.
However, having had those thoughts about the whole 2020 thing, imagine my surprise when I came across a new initiative by the South Queensland Division, Australia, through facebook.
Their vision, spearheaded by the Divisional Commander, is to see a life giving Division with 60 Mission Centres – liberating lives,transforming communities, advancing God’s kingdom.
The group on facebook shows signs too that people are taking the challenge seriously and that its producing focus and results to, so early. This is a great example of clear, inspiring and empowering divisional leadership.
I hear too much of decline. I hear too much about hopelessness, so much in fact that I got sucked into beginning to believe it. If this thing called the Salvation Army is to be true to God in these next ten or so years, it really needs to stand up.
What a vision…60 vibrant Mission Centres – liberating lives, transforming communities, advancing God’s Kingdom. Great thing is that I really picked up that the division were doing so much to facilitate it to through provision of training, encouragement and vision casting. I’ll be watching with interest.
Meantime, what a vision to consider – vibrant mission centre – liberating lives, transforming communities, advancing God’s Kingdom. Amen! Amen?