Summary

Do you want God’s Spirit to move greatly in your country? Was Jesus’ “perfectly one” desire a reality (John 17:22-23)? By speaking the truth daily, uniting in all knowledge, and synergizing as “one body” (Ephesians 4:13-16), we can better fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). We believe that if any church validated these 3 commands, they would experience a revival:

  1. Everyone Builds (Eph 4:11-12,16): Encourage each member to actively participate and teach during each gathering (I Cor. 14:26), “especially” prophets (I Cor. 14:1,39).
  2. No Disagreements (Eph 4:13-14): Every disagreement in a church is discussed until there is perfect agreement (Philippians 2:2; I Corinthians 1:10).
  3. Daily Exhortation (Eph. 4:15): Each church member is held accountable to daily exhortation (Hebrews 3:13).

Primary Church Reforms

Everyone Builds

Problem: God commands all of His people to live out their spiritual calling, yet 90% of a church doesn’t do anything.

Solutions: Building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12,16) is meant to be a group effort; but most of the time, a church of 200-400 hears mostly from 1 man, who usually doesn’t prophecy (I Cor. 14:3-4). If we are to be “one body” (I Cor 12:12), then we must realize the body is not composed of 1 member controlling all decisions (I Cor 12:14,19-20). Leaders need to lay down their power: “when you come together, each one” should be invited to manifest the Spirit in his own way (I Cor. 14:26), not by passively sitting and listening to 1 man.

Validation: Encourage each member to actively participate during each gathering (I Cor. 14:26), “especially” prophets (I Cor. 14:1,39). There should be 1 leader for every 10 members on Sunday.

 

I John 2:27

I Corinthians 14:26

No Disagreements

Problem: Despite all the resources held by Christians, we haven’t been able to agree in a way that strengthens the church.

Solution: God requires His church to have “one mind” and not disagree on any minor doctrine (Philippians 2:2; Ephesians 4:13-14; I Corinthians 1:10). While dividing over core doctrine (Titus 3:3-11) and not arguing with the weak (Romans 14:1) are commanded, we must insist not on voting or agreeing to disagree, but on full agreement on every decision, like the original apostles (Acts 15:2,7,22,25). Don’t be like the “fool” who listens only to express his own opinion (Proverbs 18:2): don’t always think you’re right, and listen to advice (Proverbs 12:15).

Validation: a system for any church member to voice a concern, and the topic is debated until each member who wishes to discuss agrees (Philippians 2:2; I Corinthians 1:10).

I Corinthians 1:12-13

Philippians 2:2

Daily Exhortation

Problem: The world is filled with evil, yet it’s often considered a sin to judge. Most leaders ignore correction, and asking for forgiveness is extremely rare.

Solution: The root is a prideful heart, due to not being corrected on a daily basis (Hebrews 3:13). Just like children (Proverbs 13:24), adults need to have their actions judged (Proverbs 27:5-6; Hebrews 12:8) to foster humility (I Corinthians 8:1-2). Take the initiative to expose all darkness (Ephesians 4:15; 5:11,13-14), initiate apologies, and ask for forgiveness (James 5:16).

Validation: each person is held accountable to daily exhortation, for example, during a daily dinner (Hebrews 3:13). This includes correcting theology, judging sin, and voicing any concerns.

I John 1:10

Hebrews 3:13

Other Church Reforms

Biblical Distribution of Power

Problem: It’s common for just 1 man or a board of unqualified “elders” make all major decisions. Elders are either out-of-touch with the younger generation or are the lead pastor’s yes-men.

Solution: Although your main leader may be an apostle, is your 2nd in charge really a prophet? Do you have multiple teachers, and is the 4th most important man a miracle-worker (I Cor. 12:28)? Church leadership was always meant to be plural (Ephesians 4:11; Heb 13:17) and based on biblical power and biblical character (I Tim. 3; Tit 1) that is routinely tested (I Timothy 3:10).

Validation: Routinely test each leader (I Timothy 3:10) and prove that power is ordered by God’s list (I Cor. 12:28). Make this information clear to the whole church, not a select few.

I Peter 5:3

I Corinthians 12:28

Accountable Perfection

Problem: There are so many biblical commands that want to be done but aren’t.

Solution: The only practical way to fulfill the Great Commission’s command to not just teach but deeply observe every single command (Matthew 28:20) is to understand what each person knows and is doing systematically. This is the 7th most important church gift: administration (I Cor 12:28; 14:40). If we love God, we will do all that He commands (John 14:21), and not skip a single difficult one. We are called to “be perfect” (Matthew 5:48; I Thess. 5:23), and anything less than pursuing perfection is disobedience (I John 3:7; Hebrews 10:26-27).

Validation: Create a system to monitor each member, their physical (Acts 4:32) and spiritual needs, foundational disciplines, spiritual knowledge, and good works (Matthew 5:48; 28:20).

Acts 6:1,2

Matthew 5:48

Need-based Evangelism

Problem: There are more people leaving Jesus than submitting to Him.

Solution: Jesus said love is the ultimate evanelization tool (John 13:35), and love is only through good works and preaching the Word to those who want to hear (I John 3:17-18). If we really want people to join the church, we have to listen to their voiced needs (Gal. 6:10), not give “words or talks” to busy strangers (Matt. 10:14). Jesus disliked preachers who didn’t practice (Matt 23:3).

Validation: Instead of validating how many people you preached to or entered your church (Mark 4:4), how many people say they get saved (Mark 4:5-6), or how many people have been going to your church for a long time (Mark 4:7), validate good character and works (Mark 4:8).

Matthew 23:3,15

I John 3:17-18

Reconciliation & Restoration

Problem: It’s common for church members to know 2 members won’t speak to each other and do nothing for fear of conflict.

Solution: Church leaders should require reconciliation (Matt 5:24; 18:15-17) and encourage restoration with all believers (II Cor 13:11). We can’t claim to love God if we are too afraid to talk to someone in our own Christian group (I John 4:20). If you refuse to talk to a fellow brother in Christ, he may send you to hell (Matthew 5:25).

Validation: Anytime a person won’t talk to another person, require the Matthew 18:15-17 technique be used on him.

Matthew 5:24

Matthew 18:15

Transparent Financials

Problem: Many church leaders keep their financials a secret, either to buy expensive things for themselves without accountability or because they are in exponential debt.

Solution: We are called to be open and honest about everything, to not walk in darkness but walk in the light (Ephesians 5:8-9; John 3:19-20). If you truly have nothing to hide, it should be plain for all to see (John 3:21). 

Validation: Keep a public record of all income and expenses for the church, such as a yearly financial statement on a website (John 3:21). Each item over $1000 should be explicitly mentioned, because its easy for individuals to steal w/o the church’s consent (Acts 5:3).

II Peter 2:14

John 3:21

FAQ

What is the inspiration for this movement?

I (the founder) see how much evil there is in the world, believe the church is good (Romans 12:21), but was questioning why Christianity is dying in the United States. 30% of Americans no longer identify as Christian, and no denomination is growing as God desires (Acts 2:47; Luke 10:2). The only US church that is growing is the Pentecostal Assemblies of God; but participating in this denomination for many years shows how most of the “growth” is Christians switching denominations, not non-believer conversions (source 1, source 2). In fact, the Assemblies of God grew 51%, the same exact percentage that the 2 largest denominations, the UCC and PCUSA, declined. America has lost what it means to deny oneself (Luke 9:23) due to exorbitant riches, the likes of which the earth has never seen (Mark 10:25). God says it’s time for a revival.

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How will you unite across denominations?

My (the founder) generation, the Millennials, are one of the first generations to not care about labels, such as Protestant or Catholic, but do care deeply about being a Christ-follower. God has placed it on my heart to perfectly unite the church (Ephesians 4:13; John 17:23; Philippians 2:2; I Corinthians 1:10), and to take the best from each denomination, showing how each denomination is a required body part, and no denomination should ever say another denomination is not needed (I Corinthians 12:14,21). We plan to take the gifts from each denomination, being led by the Spirit, to create “one body” (I Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:16):

  1. [100M] Baptists and Evangelicals–devotion to studying the Bible (II Timothy 3:16) and having a personal friendship with Jesus (John 15:15)
  2. [280M] Pentecostals–prophecying God’s will (I Corinthians 14:3,24-25) and listening to the Spirit (I Corinthians 2:13)
  3. [70M] Methodists–“entire sanctification” (I Thessalonians 5:23) and trying to “be perfect” (Matthew 5:48)
  4. [1.3B] Catholics–having the gentle submission of the Mother of God (Luke 1:46-48) and unity (Matthew 16:18-19)
  5. [280M] Orthodox–historical theology (II Thessalonians 2:15) and God’s love through total restoration (Matthew 5:26; Acts 3:21)
  6. [75M] Presbyterians and CalvinistsGod’s sovereignty (Romans 9:11,16) and zeal for good works (Titus 3:8)
  7. [80M] Lutheranssalvation by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) and reformation despite persecution (Psalms 118:6-7)
  8. [110M] Anglicans–their synergy of taking the best from various denominations (I Corinthians 12:12)