Part of what is on my heart is a shift in the current Church culture because of the changed lives that will result: A “Reformation” or a “Revolution”
Starting a revolution requires several key components.
1. The right cultural moment. Every indication around us is that many many in the Church are very hungry and don’t know where to turn.
2. A highly dedicated and persistent group of men.
3. A message. These men unite around a core set of principles. Specifically they agree about what needs Reforming. This allows them to gain broader momentum than just a small group that agrees with them.
4. Oratory. Every revolution needs impassioned, “no holds barred” type speakers to enflame people to action.
5. Literature. The literature is designed to put meat onto the bones of the preaching. It feeds the people who have been awakened. Literature travels far and wide.
6. Young converts. Every revolution is formed by a collaboration of a few shrewd older men and a band of young hungry men who will do anything for the message.
7. A school. Every revolution has some kind of training vehicle to disciple people into its worldview.
8. Funding. Every revolution is secretly bankrolled by one or more weathly people who want it to happen. This puts workers into the field, pays for teachers in a school, publishing of literature, etc.
It’s clear that the message itself must be revolutionary enough to overturn the status quo, but no so revolutionary that it alienates the people it is trying to liberate. A revolutioary message should cause many people to say in their hearts “finally someone has spoken up”