The church must be clearer with its message. There’s no substitute for unapologetically preaching the Word, confidently proclaiming the Gospel, and zealously participating in evangelistic efforts. None! At the same time I’m equally convinced that the church has a biblically mandated social responsibility that has meeting the needs of children (and by extension, families) at the core. To neglect that mission is to negate the message.
Somewhere along the line, the church abandoned its special call to love the unloved child. Local congregations have largely rejected their unique responsibility of serving the abandoned child, the social orphan, the unwanted kid. In doing so, its religion has become defiled and its power in the world sorely diminished.
Take Away: Somewhere along the line, the church abandoned its special call to love the unloved child.