Monday, June 11, 2007

The Founder's Desire

Many reading this, know that William Booth started The Salvation Army back in 1878 alongside his wife Catherine. They had a passion burning inside them to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform people's lives and to witness the reformation of society.

In Alan Hirsch's new book, he writes these great words in relation to those that are 'founders' of a movement:

'...for a movement to survive beyond the initial impulse, the Founder literally must somehow live on in his people, and the vitality of the subsequent message would henceforth depend on the willingness and capacity of his people to faithfully embody his message' (p. 114).

Will we continue to live out the essence of the passion that underpinned the ministry of William and Catherine Booth?

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