ENGAGING THE SPHERES OF SOCIETY
In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God simultaneously gave each of these change agents a message to give to the other. During that same time frame Francis Schaeffer was given a similar message. That message was that if we are to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, then we would have to affect the seven spheres, or mountains of society that are the pillars of any society.
These seven mountains/spheres are:
4. Arts and entertainment
6. The family
There are many subgroups under these main categories. In essence, God was telling these three change agents where the battlefield was. It was here where culture would be won or lost. Their assignment was to raise up change agents to scale the mountains and to help a new generation of change agents understand the larger story.
An understanding of the Kingdom of God, rooted in the scriptures, has God’s rulership impacting all aspects of life and culture. When we serve Christ fully all spheres in which we engage are impacted.
At NEO House Church Network we desire to serve in and impact each sphere with creativity, wisdom and the redemptive love of God. This includes applying Biblical principles to leading and developing each sphere. We believe it is wrong to abandon the earth, its cultures and systems to an overarching antichrist spirit and and an insidiously manipulated cosmos. Gospel proclamation, discipleship, teaching, prayer, faithful service and excellence are our tools to introduce Christ’s reign to every sphere of life. Kingdom influence is gained not by coercion or revolution but instead through regeneration.