City Transformation: Pursuing our calling
- Pray for God to gather to our city the youth he has called to bring his Kingdom here and into all of the world.
We have heard that, among other things, Colorado Springs is called to be a teaching city, a government city, and city that sends youth to build the Kingdom around the world. These three aspects of our calling are interrelated. We need people who are gifted, trained and called by God to teach the youth who are interested in being sent. We need the energy and idealism of youth to help motivate and refine our teachers. We need to learn better how to be the ecclesia, the spiritual governing body that establishes God’s Kingdom in our midst through prayer and that provides the spiritual authority and power for the youth to transform the cities to which they are sent. This kind of spiritual governing is part of the work of an apostolic people.
“On this rock I will build my church (ecclesia), and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:18b
“How much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!” Romans 5:17b
“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.” Ephesians 2:19-21
“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” Romans 8:19