Our Mission: To fulfill Gods greatest commandment to love Him and love others. To lead and support those willing to step forward into exploration and understanding of who God is and who they are. To guide those that engage in this mission through a journey of discovery toward Gods divine purpose of reproducing His image throughout the world.
Supported in a study by the Barna Group in 2016, The Christian church has been a cornerstone of American life for centuries but much has changed in the last 30 years. Americans are attending church less, and more people are experiencing and practicing their faith outside of its four walls. Millennials, in particular, are coming of age at a time of great skepticism and cynicism toward institutions—particularly the church. Add to this the broader secularizing trend in American culture, and growing antagonism toward faith claims, and these are uncertain times for the U.S. church.
Knowing the purpose of the journey is critical. “You’re not likely to experience full transformation if you don’t know what it is and are not devoted to its pursuit,” Barna cautioned. “Most Christians mirror cultural goals, desiring happiness, comfort, security, belonging, and popularity. Surprisingly few are focused on completely cooperating with God to experience the kind of whole-life transformation described in the Bible and made possible only through a partnership with God. The lack of understanding of the goals of a truly Christian life prevents people from making the extraordinary life transition that is possible.”
Barna continues. “An individual cannot transform himself, nor can a church transform a person. That work can only be done by God, through the empowerment and direction of the Holy Spirit. But God is eager to partner with those who will cooperate with Him. Understanding what God seeks to do in our lives is a critical step toward not becoming seduced and sidetracked by mere religious activity. The richness of the journey is found in the experience of progressing through the challenges of the process in the company of God.”
Six years after beginning what he assumed would be a relatively typical research process that sought to better understand how God transforms people’s lives, George Barna discovered that he had tackled a deeply challenging and amazingly revealing journey. Using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including more than 15,000 telephone surveys, Barna distilled his findings and conclusions. He explored “stops” along the way. 10 of them. The single most challenging stop is what Barna identified as “stop 7, which is that of brokenness.” The research indicated that in order to move closer to completion of the journey, a person must be broken of three things: sin, self, and society. America’s culture serves as a strong barrier to people being willing to completely abandon themselves and the world in favor of listening to, obeying and enjoying God.
At Embracing Brokenness Ministries we’ve been commissioned to bring the message of healing to a hurting world. To authentically bear witness to what God has done in our individual lives as an encouragement to believers who seek to learn more about what they were created for and more about the God who did the creating. To guide others to progress past “stop 5”, where most believers get stifled. For believers to experience true intimacy with God. The way He always intended.
The challenge is to embrace the broken places in ourselves. The wounded and traumatized places where life-altering experiences occurred. Perhaps through the influence of others or through our own choices. Healing from those wounds comes only through a posture of intimacy with God. One that allows Jesus to step into those hurts and re-interpret life from His vantage point, calling out our true identity as Child of God.
Our Commitment is……..
- To love God and love others by bringing the gospel of healing through Jesus Christ to a hurting world.
- To love others as directed by the Holy Spirit in every encounter.
- To teach others that a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ is possible and how to practically experience that intimacy in their daily walk with Him.
- To live authentically and without pretense the journey that leads us to a greater understanding of who we are and who God is.
- To expose the enemies attempt to exploit the wounds and traumas that each of us experience and deliver the good news of His healing presence.
- To teach the blessed HOPE that the Bible calls the “Anchor of the Soul”. The hope offered only by Jesus Christ.
- To never give in and never give up under heavy fire from an enemy that seeks to destroy us.
Our desire is to walk alongside each person in our sphere of influence but predominantly —the least, the last, and the left out. Those individuals with limited or no resources that would enable them to go deeper into the journey toward freedom in Christ.
We accomplish this by supporting the needs of others directly, through scholarship programs, writing, speaking, teaching, and providing practical tools that encourage a more intimate relationship with Christ. We deliver Gods message in-person, on our website, blog, and other social media outlets including our YouTube Channel.