About Our Annual Theme: Transformed Community
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. —Romans 12:2
Transformed Community: God’s Agent of C.H.A.N.G.E. brings to mind images of a mighty band of superheroes or of special agents with secret missions. To be sure, Jesus is often considered to be something of a superhero by some Christians, and the Christian church has long understood itself to be, since its beginnings, God’s agent on not-so-secret missions in the world. But to imagine Jesus and the people of Christian communities as heroes with superpowers is actually to lose sight of the very thing that was most transformative about both Jesus and his first followers, what exactly it was that made them God’s agents of change. And it can cause us to lose sight of exactly what it is that makes us God’s change agents, too.