Baltimore needs Renewal and Revival NOW! Every day there is a news story about the tragic loss of life through violence and drug abuse. Public schools have failed generations of young people. Renewal and Revival will only happen through the power of the Holy Spirit. Faith Theological Seminary is uniquely positioned to be the catalyst of Baltimore’s Renewal and Revival.
We are asking you to become a vital part of this critical mission which we are calling “The Exodus Imperative – Baltimore’s Urban Renewal and Revival Through the Power of Faith.”
WHAT, WHEN and WHY – Exodus means “The Way Out.” Variant meanings of the word Imperative include: Critical, Crucial, Essential, Immediate, Urgent and Vital. All of these words are relevant for describing the plight of our city and the action that needs to be taken. Vast amounts of government resources are expended in Baltimore on public safety and education, yet Baltimore remains one of the most dangerous places to live in the United States. Baltimore needs an Exodus out of the crisis gripping our city, and it is imperative that we do something about it now!
Renewal and Revival in Baltimore will not come from a change in political leadership and/or programs; it will only happen when hearts are changed through the power of the Holy Spirit.
HOW and WHO – Our Lord Jesus modeled how to effect change in society when He Trained disciples and sent them to spread the Gospel. Those disciples became the vehicle through which the Holy Spirit communicated the Good News to every part of the world.
A similar example is found in Exodus 18:20-23. You may recall that is the story of Jethro counseling Moses to train leaders in God’s law to effectively manage the community. Jethro ends his counsel with the following instruction:“If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.” (KJV)
Faith Theological Seminary will have a real impact on Baltimore because we are intentional about training the people of the city SO THAT THEY CAN GO TO THEIR PLACE IN PEACE.
The other scripture passage comes from Exodus 13:21 which reads: “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night.”
The use of the Lighthouse in our logo is purposeful. Lighthouses are used by ships daily in the Chesapeake Bay to help ships safely travel the waterway. By day and night, Lighthouses are critical tools used by sailors to warn them of hazards.
Similarly, we believe the flame of the Holy Spirit working through the empowering ministry of Faith Theological Seminary, can accomplish what 60 years of failed politics and policies have not done – creating grassroots Christian leaders who will work to restore the City of Baltimore to abundant life.
We need your help! The Exodus Imperative will use a variety of communication vehicles to spread the message of renewal and revival.
For more information, contact Dr. Tony Campbell, Senior Director of Governmental & Philanthropic Relations @ 410.323.6211, x111 or e-mail him at email@example.com.