15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, 17
The “learning curve.” Anyone who has been brave enough to try something new has come up against it. The awkward struggle of an aspiring musician to sound a clean note from her new instrument. The endearing confusion of a young athlete on the gridiron running full steam ahead, but running in the wrong direction. Every new job or skill has a learning curve that must be endured and mastered in order to accomplish the task at hand. Unfortunately, the awkwardness of learning a new skill is sometimes so overwhelming that we simply give up.
This reality holds true in the Christian experience as well. Each Christian has a job assignment from God to advance, promote, and defend the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. The “Great Commission” (Matthew 28:19-20) remains the divine summary of the call for every follower of Christ to advance God’s kingdom now on earth.
But how are we doing? Many sincere Christians want to make a difference but feel unprepared, awkward, or ungifted when faced with the spiritual learning curves inherent to growing in Christ. This is especially true when it comes to proclaiming and defending our faith. There are so many questions, so many objections, and so many skeptics that we feel overwhelmed and the temptation is to do and say nothing at all. We remain silent but troubled by our hesitance and dissatisfied by our inactivity.
Tactical Faith wants to help. Giving up isn’t good enough. The learning curve can be mastered. The words of Paul to Timothy inspire us: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). We want to partner with you by providing the best resources and the finest teachers to get you through the learning curve. We want to empower you with a firm grasp of the faith and the ability to communicate that faith articulately, lovingly, and confidently. You’ve been given a job to do and we can help.
Eric Kennedy – Co-founder, past Board Member, and Pastor Fellow