Blog7 areas of culture

A phrase I have caught myself saying a few times this summer is ‘I am so blessed to be living where I live.’ I am sure you have said the same thing at some point. Living on the Northern Beaches we are privileged to be in one of the most beautiful locations in one of the greatest cities in the world. With an unmatched coastline, warm climate, friendly people, good waves and the joys of an outdoor lifestyle we are truly in one of the world’s great capitals. That said, it’s also a city in desperate need of God. Sydney’s greatness is one of its dangers, living in a place like this I wonder if people have any real sense of their need for God. 
 
However God’s word to Jonah offers real hope ‘should I not have concern for the great city’ (Jonah 4:11). It’s fantastic to know that God is concerned about this great city and so should we be.
 
In 1975 Loren Cunningham (Founder of YWAM) and Bill Bright (Founder of Campus Crusade) met over a meal, each prompted by God to bring the same message. They both said God lead them to say that society had 7 spheres or pillars of influence, all of which had to be reached if a city or nation was going to be transformed.
 
These are the 7 Spheres:
Business
Arts & Entertainment
Religion
Education
Family
Government
Media
 
In this BLOG series we want to talk to different Christians who are involved in influencing these different spheres. Some of the contributors will be from the church, but some others will be from outside, but each will share their perspective on how they are trying to bring a difference to their sphere so we can see our great city transformed.
 
Updates will be released regularly so keep checking back for more…
 

 
Hew Nunn, 27/02/2015