I have been following Ravi and RZIM for about 20 years.
It’s only recently that I learned about RZIM Connect and to be honest…I’m thrilled RZIM has created this forum which will allow believers to interact with one another. I think it is a great idea and it is much needed. Christian believers need the freedom to ask one another questions about the faith, the scriptures, and about experiencing God. Hopefully, we will all benefit from one another as we exercise the gifts of knowledge, wisdom, faith, hope and love, God has given us in Christ.
It has been bothering me for a long while, that churches have become dominated by only teaching and preaching…which means only a couple people get to speak, or communicate around the faith.
Christians need more time and space to interact and engage with one another on the topics that are important to them.
A format like this…releases me from the spiritual isolation I often experience. For me, formal church attendance isn’t providing organic, indepth interpersonal communication around the Word of God… and the gospel …etc.
Navigating this format feels a bit awkward to me. That being said, it’s providing a space to learn and interact. I can ask the scripturally related questions that have been rattling around in my head (for years) unexpressed.
Since I strongly believe in the universality of invisible body of Christ, …a format like this … gives me hope that I may realize more of the unity of the Body, (where fellowship and interaction causes growth and an increase in love). Possibly there is someone in the body of Christ “out there” who’ll be edified by God’s grace working in and through me, as well.