Recently I have been reading a book titled, Start With Why by Simon Sinek. In short, Sinek discusses how great organizations and organizations that make a difference know and communicate the "Why" behind what they do. As I read I could not help but reflect on the "Why" behind Waken Ministries & Forge Dallas.
You may know what we do and even how we do it but, I would like to take moment to remind you of the "Why." When we started this organization 4 years ago we did so because:
- We dreamed to see the world changed, communities transformed, & neighborhoods filled with life.
- We dreamed to see every Jesus follower wakened to his/her ability to join God in His mission right where they already live, work, and play.
- We dreamed to see every Jesus follower empowered and equipped to make a difference in the communities and neighborhoods they live.
- We dreamed to see those who will never walk through the doors of a church building experience the love of Jesus from the Jesus followers they rub shoulders with.
Throughout the last four years these "Whys" have been our inspiration and as we begin this new year these same “Why’s” continue to drive us. Many have joined us in the venture and we look forward to meeting those of you who will join us in the future.