The time is ripe for a movement to restore the Gospel of the Kingdom, a movement of Biblical worldview forged out of the common vision and convictions of existing ministry leaders and united in a conscious effort to overthrow The Lie and seek the Lord for revival and renewal in every area of life.
Over the past twenty years or so a number of ministries have emerged, all focusing on a common theme: understanding and applying a Biblical worldview. Ministries like Summit, L’Abri, World magazine, First Things, BreakPoint, The Acton Institute, The C. S. Lewis Institute, Touchstone, The Truth Project, American Vision, Reflections Ministries, and others, together with such colleges as Calvin, Belhaven, Cedarville, Union University, Steubenville, and Westmont, as well as certain publishing houses, have, independently of one another, sensed the present state of the captivity of the Church and have augured for a broader interpretation and more consistent and far-reaching applications of the Good News.
For this we must give thanks and praise to God, Who brought these ministries, and others committed to the same Kingdom objectives, into being raised up as its leaders and participants. These ministries carry the burden of instruction and bring forth the fruit of these programs in ways similar to those summarized above: “On the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of Your awesome deeds, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of Your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of Your righteousness” (Ps. 145.5-7).
The opportunity thus seems ripe for seeking an initiative of Kingdom renewal by calling together representatives of various worldview ministries, along with other committed members of the Body of Christ, to consider how they might launch and sustain, without losing their separate identities or ministries, a movement for restoring the Gospel of the Kingdom to the churches and the public square.
“Let Your work be shown to Your servants, and Your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!”
Order Charles Colson’s “A Kingdom Movement.”