Opinion: Spiritual Climate Change in Churches


The world is concerned over the climate changes as the world witnesses and tries to adapt to the unpredictability of the seasons. In some parts of the world wild fires burn out of control leaving ashes, while in a different region of the world rain has caused great floods washing away towns, cities, and communities.

It’s easy to see that we’re in a climate crisis. However, there is another climate change that is equally if not more detrimental to humanity then our environmental climate change.
And that climate change that is occurring in our churches.

This storm has driven individuals and families from the church where they were seeking shelter from their trials and tribulation. This spiritual climate change has caused parishioners to turn to anti-depressant pills rather than seek spiritual healing.

Domestic violence among believers of God has risen as a result of overwhelming pressures of life, causing many women and children to seek safety in shelters because they can’t find emotional shelter in the church where many blame the victim rather than the abuser.
In the Bible, there was a woman who had an issue with blood. She turned to the world but the world couldn’t heal her. But when she went to Jesus, she was immediately healed.

Healing is still available today because Jesus is still available. If we, the people of God, are going to change the climate in our churches we first have to change the climate in our lives. It’s time to Move from the Pain that has held us down into our God-given Purpose that restores and transforms, that we may restore and transforms our lives, our marriages, our children, our communities, and, yes, our churches.

For more information on the Moving from Pain to Purpose Movement, join our Pain to Purpose Conference. Contact 510 688-7437. Tree of Life Empowerment Ministries is located at 7801 Edgewater Dr. Oakland, California. Sunday Services are at 10:45 a.m.


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