For sometime now, I have been thinking that if we are to make serious headway in minisering to the people in quebec, we must have a missionary mindset. What do I mean by that? I mean we must realise that the people that we are ministering to have their own culture, their own language and they have their own approach to dealing with the things of God.
If we are going the be successful at preaching the gospel of the kingdom, we must realise that it must be by the power of God. It has to be innovative and it has to be one person at a time. We must realise that mass evangelism may not be the way to go. We must understand that we need to get out of the church and get unto the street and the world to meet with people who need the good news of the kingdom.
So as the Lord has been laying on my heart, In 2009 we will adopt a new strategy. We will spend more time praying for revival – the power of God to convict people of their need to sumbit to God. We will also spend more time reaching out in our community. Many hours will be spent sharing the good news of the kingdom with everyone that care to listen.
I believe that as lives start getting transformed by the power of God, it will spread and with prayers it will even spread faster. One other thing that is needed, is for all true christian believers to work together with only one goal. We must forget about building personal empires and build the kingdom of God.
Finally, pastors need to learn the french language and adapt to the french culture. That means, I must continue to practice my french and make the effort to be fluent in french by 2010. I must confess that I have not been able to balance the demands of ministry and studies with mastering the french language. However, since classes are over I intend to work harder on my french.