Mission: Connecting Private, Public and Social Sector Leaders and Organizations to Make Communities Better
Founder Thomas Bush is a community transformation consultant. Through his experience leading Community Impact ROI to “connect business, faith and community leaders to make communities better” and his involvement with national community movements, he is well-equipped to assist your community group in enhancing its community transformation strategies.
Chaplain Bush served on the leadership for the San Diego City Fest “Season of Service” in 2009. 50,000 people from all walks of life were brought together to produce $200,000 worth of economic impact on the San Diego County region.
The Season of Service made important impacts in our region and spawned groups that continue operating today. For example, the “San Diego Downtown Fellowship of Churches and Ministries” began during this period and continues to be a valuable resource to the San Diego community.
The Season of Service was led by business, faith, and community leaders. Community Impact ROI exists to fulfill the dream of creating a sustainable coalition of leaders who lead in discerning:
- Ways to collaborate on issues of importance that we care about.
- Identifying the greatest needs in our region that we can work together to address.
Chaplain Bush’s wisdom, know-how, and skillful expertise adds value to private, public, and social sector organizations as he assists them in discerning and taking advantage of important community transformation opportunities. His supportive guidance helps groups fulfill their mission, increase their impact, while transforming lives and making the world a better place to live.
Making An Impact For God’s Kingdom in Our Communities
In the “disciples prayer,” Jesus taught His disciples to pray, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Mathew 6:10. One reason Jesus came was to establish God’s Kingdom on earth.
We love being in our churches and worshipping communities, however as our shepherd Jesus leaves the 99 to find the one lost sheep, we need His heart in order to leave out buildings to seek the lost. (Matthew 18:12-14)
To continue what Jesus started, we must have a kingdom outlook and kingdom mindset. Pastor Tony Evans has written a lot on this subject. Read more on his website at Kingdom – The Urban Alternative (tonyevans.org).
Would you join us in praying for an increase of God’s kingdom rule in our communities?
Let’s pray key kingdom concepts found in Ephesians 4:
11 And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct], 12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church]; 13 until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity]. 14 So that we are no longer children [spiritually immature], tossed back and forth [like ships on a stormy sea] and carried about by every wind of [shifting] doctrine, by the cunning and trickery of [unscrupulous] men, by the deceitful scheming of people ready to do anything [for personal profit]. 15 But speaking the truth in love [in all things—both our speech and our lives expressing His truth], let us grow up in all things into Him [following His example] who is the Head—Christ. 16 From Him the whole body [the church, in all its various parts], joined and knitted firmly together by what every joint supplies, when each part is working properly, causes the body to grow and mature, building itself up [b]in [unselfish] love.
Kingdom Concepts Summary
Church leaders are called to “equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church]”
Since the church is called “go” to take God’s kingdom to the world, members of our congregations are to be equipped and sent to take the gospel outside the local church to the communities where they live, work, and serve.
Please join us in praying:
1. That our church leaders would equip, perfect and send church members into their communities as blessed, sent missionaries to reach lost – where they live and serve.
We are called to go and take the gospel to the lost. Matthew 28:18-20
2. For our members to make an impact for good in the spiritual climate of the community as they live Christ-like lives in their businesses, non-profits, government and community locations where they live and work – especially members who lead families and organizations
3. That believers would work together with others in other parts of the community to increase their impact – such as business leaders working with non-profit and government leaders to have an increased impact.