We are not only called to bear God’s image, we are also called to restore it where we see it broken or marred. We must actively seek out the places where his image has been lost, even when that means putting ourselves at risk. In every place we live and work, then, we must speak up for those who have no voices.
In this video, Chris Brooks shares his story of being a pastor in Detroit, as the city has struggled significantly. In Detroit, he says, “You can’t preach a gospel that doesn’t bring about holistic transformation,” which includes economic flourishing. “When you preach a gospel that doesn’t ultimate change someone’s life, then you’re vulnerable when another game shows up.”
To explore how economic flourishing matters to the effective preaching of the gospel, and how our callings can be a means to advance the gospel in a way that endures, watch this video.