Coach's Corner 12: Renewing Our Church Through Communal Repentance


February 27th, 2024

7 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

Have you ever found yourself saying sorry for something you didn't actually do? Like when your kid makes a mess in a store, or your team had to run extra laps in high school because of one teammate's mistake? The concept of taking collective responsibility isn’t foreign to us, but sometimes, we struggle with the idea of personally owning up to the mistakes of past generations.

Today, I'd love to chat with you about the concept of communal repentance. It's about recognizing that even if we didn't directly cause a specific problem, we're all part of the same community and share in the work of seeking forgiveness and renewal together. When we come together and repent as the Body of Christ, we recognize the transformative power of God’s grace to heal relationships, restore communities, and guide them towards a more faithful and righteous path.

Join me and:

  • Uncover the theological foundations and biblical precedents for corporate repentance.
  • Reflect on the implications of corporate repentance for personal spirituality and the broader mission of the church.
  • Explore practical strategies for implementing collective renewal within our communities and families.

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