WOA Churches Seek to Share the Gospel with More People in 2022

The World Olivet Assembly began the new year by offering thanks to God for the developments and growth of the past year and renewing the emphasis on reaching more people with the Good News of Jesus Christ in 2022.

The ongoing pandemic has created a great hunger and thirst for God's Word as more people reflect on the purpose and meaning of their lives. The times resemble the prophecy of Amos that said: "The days are coming," declares the Sovereign Lord, "when I will send a famine through the land- not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord." (Amos 8:11)

God's response to all the questions in man's heart are found in His Son Jesus Christ who came into this world to show us the true life. The Gospel of John records a scene where Jesus "stood and said in a loud voice, 'Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.'" John 7:37-38

As many aspects of daily life moved online over the past two years, WOA churches around the world have adapted and explored new ways to reach people where they are. Online outreach has allowed local churches and ministries to reach people far beyond their regular circles, even in different cities and countries.

In 2022, WOA encourages a combination of offline and online programs in accordance with the local church context. Bible studies, prayer meetings and retreats held online have allowed people to come together and enjoy fellowship even across nations and time zones, while in-person services and programs continue to be the most suitable space for true koinonia.

May the new year bring new hope to many people who will hear the Word of God for the first time. And may their hunger and thirst be satisfied in Jesus Christ.