Being Relevant Like Jesus
Barna Group, the premier research organization, recently stated that Millennials want to learn how to “apply their hearts and minds to today’s cultural realities…finding a way to bring their faith in Jesus to the problems they encounter in the world.” The article went on to say, “They (Millennials) don’t want their faith to be relegated to Sunday worship, and this desire for holistic faith is something the church can speak to in a meaningful way.” Bottom line, they want to learn “about how Christians can positively contribute to society.”
What the Barna Group has discovered is the precise reason GNPI works side by side with global workers to create culturally relevant media local churches can use. We want to express and portray Jesus in a way that speaks to a world that needs to see him through his church!
Think about this:
Jesus spoke to a woman drawing water about how he was “Living Water”
He called himself “the Bread of Life” after miraculously feeding a hungry crowd
He claimed he was the “Light of the World” after making a blind man see
Jesus taught in a way that made “cultural sense” to the listeners of his day. He helped people see, in their mind’s eye, exactly how he could make a difference to them. He made it easy to understand why he was chosen to bring life – and to bring it more abundantly!
We want to imitate Jesus, speaking into today’s cultures around the world with life-changing truths drawn from God’s Word.
If you believe GNPI is effectively taking on this God-given purpose, would you do me a favor?
Can you go to http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/gnpi and write a review of our work? Their deadline for reviews is October 31. If you’re able to assist in this way, it will help us as we try to engage more people, churches, and other partners in spreading our culturally relevant media throughout the globe.
Thanks for the part you play in helping spread the message that Jesus is King in culturally relevant ways, as the Barna Group suggested, and for making a difference in our society.