We call Englewood TRANSFORMED!

We declare that the community of Englewood, Chicago is restored and transformed. By faith, we declare that:

  • Englewood’s values and institutions are overrun by the grace and presence of God.
  • The divine fire of God has fallen and continually abides in this community.
  • Natural evolutionary change is being disrupted by God’s invasive, supernatural power.
  • The culture of Englewood is being impacted comprehensively and undeniably by the Kingdom of God.
  • Kingdom values are celebrated publicly and passed on to future generations in every household in the Greater Englewood Community.
  • Political leaders here publicly acknowledge their sin and dependence on God. (II Kings 11:17–18; 23:2; Jonah 3:6–9)
  • New laws, curricula, and business practices that conform to the word of God are put into effect. (II Chronicles 19:4–10; Nehemiah 10:31)
  • The natural environment is restored to its original life-nurturing state in all places in the Greater Englewood community. (Leviticus 26:4–5; II Chronicles 7:14; Ezekiel 34:27; 36:29-30)
  • The economic conditions of Englewood improve and lead to a discernable lessening of poverty. (II Chronicles 17:3–5; Psalm 144:14; Isaiah 60:5; Amos 9:13)
  • There is a marked change in social entertainment and vices as Kingdom values are integrated into the rhythm of daily life. (Ezra 10:1–4; Nehemiah 8:10, 16; Ecclesiastes 10:17; Acts 19:17–20)
  • Crime and corruption are constantly diminishing throughout the community because the kingdom of God is being established here. (II Kings 12;13–15; Nehemiah 5:6–12; Isaiah 60:17–18)
  • Volunteerism increases as the Christians recognize our responsibility to heal and undergird the community. (Isaiah 58:10–12; 61:1–4)
  • Restored hope and joy is leading to a decline in divorce, bankruptcy, and suicide in Englewood. (Nehemiah 12:27–28, 43; Isaiah 54:11–14; 61:3,7; Jeremiah 30:17–19; 31:11–13; Hosea 2:15)
  • The spiritual nature of the growing socio-political renewal of Englewood is a “hot topic” in the secular media. (II Chronicles 20:29; Nehemiah 6:16; Isaiah 55:5; Ezekiel 36:36; Acts 19:17)
  • Overwhelmed by the goodness of God, grateful Christians from Englewood take the embers of revival into surrounding communities and nations. (II Chronicles 17:9; Isaiah 61:6; Acts 11:20–26)

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