LeaderSHIFT: Blood is Thicker than Water

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Being a part of a family is one of the greatest gifts to have, even if we don’t always feel like it. Good, solid families have their issues, but they stick together and stand up for each other more than anyone else. One thing I love about being a part of The Revolution is that it is like a big family. We go through many of the things families do, while sticking together like close relatives. They say “blood is thicker than water” and even though we may not be blood relatives, we are united together through Jesus’ blood.

Whenever people begin to serve here, they are taken through a covenant. This covenant welcomes others into the family, while showing them how the family operates. We highlight four main points:

  1. I will protect the unity of my church.
  2. I will share the responsibility of my church.
  3. I will serve the ministry of my church.
  4. I will support the testimony of my church.

Being a part of any family is more than just coming to the family reunions. Likewise, being a part of The Revolution family is more than just coming to church on Sunday. In most families, each person has roles. One or both parents work to provide financially and raise the children. The children may do certain chores around the house. Each person helps keep the home running smoothly. In our Revolution family, each person involved has roles that help keep us running smoothly as well.

Even though a healthy family involves the members having responsibilities, it has more benefits that you don’t get anywhere else. We act in love. The most important thing in any relationship is love. Families who love each other protect each other. We build each other up. We want to see each other succeed in all areas of life. One great thing about the partners at The Revolution is that they’ve been able to build strong relationships with each other. They have formed their own families among each other by spending time together outside of church, celebrating each other’s victories, and encouraging each other in hard times. Many of them have found the kind of companionship that they’ve never experienced before and that is one of the best things I have had the privilege to witness.

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