As the summer of 2018 winds to a close, I am excited to share with you an update on our ministry here at the Christian Blue Network. This summer, while our team worked diligently to update the logos of our core brands, we began to dialogue on how we could more effectively engage Christians with our mission and purpose – so we can more faithfully serve you. By God’s grace – through much discussion and prayer – we’ve updated our mission statement to better reflect the heart of why we do what we do:
Our mission is to rally the body of Christ in support of one another in business and ministry – to make connections, meet needs, and honor God.
We believe the word “rally” more clearly beckons our team – and brothers and sisters in Christ – to place more urgent attention to the Biblical exhortation to love one another and be united under the “banner” of Jesus.
As our world gets darker, this battle cry must get louder. We must stand together as believers in Jesus, commit to encouraging one another, supporting one another, and showing the world that we are Christians because of our love for one another (John 13: 34-35).
Although we are too often divided denominational and racially on Sunday mornings, the marketplace is a great place to bridge the gap and take new ground for the kingdom of God together.
Will… you… join us?
In addition, every month in our newsletter, we carefully select articles and features that are meant to challenge and inspire you as you seek to integrate your faith and work. Therefore, I urge you to read on in this newsletter, especially the article “Work, Success, and the Parable of the Talents” by Hugh Whelchel of the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics in Washington, D.C. Hugh has contributed a number of articles for our newsletters – his insights are extraordinary, and certainly worth a couple minutes of your time to explore.
Have a safe, restful Labor Day weekend!
Christian Blue Network