“I’ve been broken, lost, depressed, oppressed, and weak that I might find favor and gain the weak. I’m flexible, adaptable, and able to do and be whatever is needed for all kinds of people so that in the end I can use every means at my disposal to offer them salvation. I do it all for the gospel and for the hope that I may participate with everyone who is blessed by the proclamation of the good news.” — 1 Corinthians 9:22-23 Voice
Our desire to share God’s message of faith, hope, and love with the world is rooted in empathy. Our own experiences with pain, suffering, challenges, and disillusionment have given us not only a deep sense of compassion for those undergoing similar trials but also an understanding that not everyone sees God as the answer.
This is why we embrace the spirit of innovation we see in the Bible. Instead of limiting ourselves to tradition, rules, or a culture of religiosity, our faith in God helps us constantly look at the Bible with fresh eyes, readiness to adapt, and a desire to learn how to inspire the world around us to know God.