“I love change!” said nobody in particular. But when we add “I love Jesus”—I love his call on my life, I love his name, I love to see him glorified in the nations – then change becomes a price worth paying. I am privileged to lead a fellowship of people who believe that.
WEC UK is changing not just because the world is becoming more culturally jumbled or because Christians are becoming just one minority among many. WEC is rebuilding itself because we have a call to new effectiveness.
We are decentralising and establishing clusters of people in key areas, especially our cities. From here, working with others, we can reach the nations on our doorstep and model a discipleship that follows Christ wherever he leads.
One early step has been to move our headquarters from a mansion in leafy South Bucks to an office in a multicultural community in the city of Coventry. Over the last few months, walking around our new home, I’ve seen huge potential both for reaching other cultures and for equipping the church to do likewise. This potential extends far beyond Coventry, and we will be just one example of what WEC is wanting to do around the UK.
We know we can’t do this alone. But that’s a strength, not a weakness. Mission requires the whole body of Christ.
John and Pauline Bagg
WEC UK and Ireland Directors