World Compassion has a 50-year legacy of helping the local church in nations where Christians face persecution. A vital lesson we’ve learned is that persecution doesn’t stop the church. Jesus said, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” It’s as true today as when Jesus said it. But Jesus also said, “Every kingdom divided against itself…and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” Division hurts the Church from within, and it diminishes our influence in a way that persecution never will.
Helping the church work together in hostile environments and in our own communities is something that I’m very passionate about. I want to let you know that I’ve written a new book on this topic called Unite My City. I believe it’s a timely and timeless message that the church around the world needs today.
Not only is it a message, but it’s also a movement – a movement that we’ve helped facilitate along with many local churches right here in our own city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the book, I share some of the stories from our experience that I believe will inspire you. This book is also a framework that takes a vague concept like unity and provides practical ways for you and your church to work together with other local churches in your community.
When Christians unite together in love to serve others, Jesus tells us in John 17 that the world will take notice and believe that God sent Him. That’s what we all want in our own cities and in hostile nations around the world. I hope you’ll order your copy of Unite My City today and join the movement!