Glenn Townend asks a good follow up question to my post on the link between church planting movements, suffering and persecution:
So we need suffering to see a movement happen in Western Australia? What kind do you think we should expect?
Here's my response:
I think the best answer is don't think about it. Suffering and persecution will find us if we are pursuing God's will to redeem a lost world.
But do pray for boldness. The people who know tell me boldness in proclamation is a key characteristic of church planting movements.
It's the story of the early church and the story of Christianity in the global south.
Trust that whatever hardships come your way, God will turn them around for his purposes. We follow a crucified and risen Lord.