I sincerely believe the endemic nature of ‘copy cats’ is a function of unclear purpose.
In life, business or any organization, a clear ‘purpose’ is the life source.
The absence of purpose is easy to identify or hear. For some it is in the ineffective babbling or mumbled tirade.
Purpose therefore is integral to life. For without it, people live as shadows or echos and sadly die ‘full’. Yes, die FULL of the gifts, abilities, capabilities and endowments that were innate from genesis. There is more to the accumulation of wealth, there is more to the pursuit of praise of men, there is more to life believe me there is and there must be.
A purposeful entity is a sight to behold, a dynamic, marvelous and effective power house. When seen in operation, it is authentic, relevant and useful.
As a pastor, I must start within…"The Church especially in the Diaspora" must do more than replicate it’s roots…she is a Hybrid, a rare breed. The Church in Diaspora must integrate, interact and empower her people to articulate the limitless power of God, the ever relevant gospel of Christ as well as engaging in community and city restoration whilst retaining her relevance to her roots. That is a noble assignment…and we can and must fulfil this mission.
You and I are on the precipice of a divine global movement. It is a restlessness of the soul. It can’t be satisfied with the mundane. It is the call of purpose…It is the call of a generation…It is a call from the deep.
Get ready to listen like Samuel…(stay tuned).
The Riverbank, Chicago