I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Over the last several years engaging with much of the content put out by Ravi Zacharias and RZIM, I came across the 2019 Church Leaders Conference and was intrigued by the theme of the conference this year: “Blessed are the Peacemakers.” Over the last year or so, God has burdened my heart for reconciliation in our chaotic world and I felt that the topics I anticipate being covered during the conference would equip and empower me all the more to be a better agent of reconciliation to the world around me.
One of the things I thoroughly enjoy about forums like this (especially as it relates to explicitly Kingdom-advancing discussions) is it acts as a platform for everyone’s unique perspectives to be shared for the benefit of everyone else. Just as scripture talks about the body of Christ, we can all benefit from one another’s gifts and talents and offer our own gifts and talents for the benefit of one another. On the flip side, the church lacks when our gifts are not given the opportunity to be used.
Just as no one has walked the faith journey that I have walked which has given me my unique perspective, I have not walked any of yours. I can’t wait to learn from all of you and somewhere in there I hope to offer a good nugget of wisdom!