Don’t we have two thousand years of proof that God works in a variety of ways? Different missions have different strategies and even within a mission or church there can be tension and division over strategy and the detail of how things should be done. Must we be so dogmatic on matters that the Bible is not clear about? Can’t we accept that God works in different ways among different groups of people? The work of God is bigger than any fellowship or organisation. To get a job done, we need organisations that respond to specific needs. For example, God brought Operation Mobilisation into existence for a specific purpose — to mobilise the young people of Europe and North America and then across the globe. We don’t worship organisations, or get uptight because we don’t agree with everything in them. We should assess them in the context of their specific purpose and be big-hearted about them.

Grace-Awakened Leadership, 2010.