It's happening now!

March 17, 2020

Blog by Steve Bruns

 It’s happening now!

Over the last 11 years, participants in Agenda1 Learning Communities have been given this exercise:

Two years ago, we had to close our church building and cancel all events. Now we are twice as many people. What happened?

It’s happening now!


We have helped church leaders from all over the globe to change the way we understand our calling. Not just gathering people, but equipping and sending them. Not just arranging church services and activities, but living everyday life.

It’s happening now!


Abruptly and unexpectedly in one country after another, both the society and the church have been shaken and turned upside down by the effects of the Coronavirus. A huge crisis, but also an enormous opportunity. We have been training for this through Agenda1. We have prepared ourselves by equipping more and more people to become followers of Jesus every day, wherever they are. We have seen how we as God's family can change our society. And now comes the real test.


In the last few days, I have heard from many church leaders how they are adapting to the new reality. I am amazed by the ingenuity and flexibility they are demonstrating. When churches cancel services and activities, they find new ways to communicate with each other online.

There is a new zeal for prayer and fasting (up!)

Small fellowships and house churches are gathering in smaller groups or online to pray and support each other (in!)

We hear about spontaneous acts of kindness and organized campaigns to meet the needs of the community (out!)


Can it be that the church is being shaken awake to discover its real calling?


Can it be that God will use the greatest crisis the world has seen in generations to bring His kingdom in a new and powerful way?


It is time for the church to step up and step out into the position it was created for!


"And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14


It’s happening now!