I just returned from several days in California at the Transform Our World conference, with Ed Silvoso. I’ve been quoting this man for about ten years, as he has written a number of very good books. His book, Anointed for Business, was required reading for our Church-based Business as Mission class. My favorite quote from Dr. Silvoso (which I had the privilege of quoting back to him!) is this: Christianity is like a football (soccer) game: 20,000 spectators in desperate need of exercise watching 22 players in desperate need of rest.”
I found this man to be a sincere, earnest man, leading a global movement of people doing church every day in every space. He is 78 years old, full of energy, and committed to work to build the church for as many years as God gives Him the ability. He is from Argentina originally and has amazing stories of how God has shaped his life through trials and blessings.
The conference was four days of testimony after testimony from Mexico, Thailand, the Philippines, Egypt, Argentine, Hawaii, Canada, and so many more. As they said, “If people don’t go to church, that’s okay. We are like Pizza Hut. We deliver.” And that is what they do – they are bringing the church to the Marketplace – government, education, and business.
My goal in this visit was to see whether there is potential for us to partner together and complement or add value to each other in our ministries. I believe there is potential – and they believe that as well – so we will continue to learn from each other and see how we can continue to build the body of Christ. Shout out to Jean, a supporter of DML in a number of ways, and new friend to me, who loves connecting people and helped me to connect with Transform Our World!