"if God can bring to life a crucified Christ, certainly God can to bring to life a calcified church." Bishop Bob Weaver
The bishop reminded delegates who we are, what we do and how we do it. We are a people united by the resurrection of Chrsit, despite our many differences. We are called to make disciples to transform the world. Our mission is the manifestation of resurrection.
Too often church members believe the reason to invite and nurture disciples is to get more people in the pews and more dollars in the plate. This will not transform people or the world in the name of Jesus Chris. Until individuals are passionate about God in their lives and asking about their role in God's reign, we will not be making disciples, just filling the membership roles.
Bishop Weaver said, "Too many congregations have forsaken the 'Let's go!' of the Great Commission for the 'status quo' of no mission."