A Small Group of Committed Friends


. . . Are the Way to Change the World!

Jesus showed us the way when he spent MOST OF HIS TIME with 12 disciples. Jesus was starting a movement and a movement begins with a dedicated, devoted, committed, energized, passionate group of Deep Believers. After his death and through the power of Pentecost, that is exactly what they did.

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

In this case, we believe more than an IDEA. We have more than a CAUSE. We have a PERSON named Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus is the center and the periphery of our Deep Belief. We are a company of missional friends who desire to see Jesus be loved, trusted, honored, served, worshipped and "imitated" everywhere.

The Apostle Paul picked up the Way of Jesus when he built his own team of missional friends and companions. I have been studying (and doing lectio divina reflections) on Colossians in recent weeks. It is striking to me to see the love, the fondness, the partnership and the mutuality of that team. Paul has not only built a team, but he loves that teams, continues to empower them and in turn, releases them to the full use of their talents and passion. 

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

This is why I am so drawn to Ignatius and the Jesuits. What Jesus modeled, what the Apostle Paul copied, Ignatius figured out how to do once again, in bold imitation and creative innovation. The Jesuits became a Company, a Society of missional friends. They loved learning, spiritual formation, leadership and mission. They went everywhere and they changed the world.

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

This is what Leadership ConneXtions International is all about. Walking and working in the way of Ignatius, who surely learned it from the Apostle, who clearly learned it from Jesus. 

How about you?

  • With whom are you walking together?
  • With whom are you praying and dreaming about world changing possibilities?
  • With whom are you doing life in such a way that the "one another" teachings of the New Testament are being experienced?
  • With who are you in the pursuit of God and his missional purposes?
  • And what change are you (plural) becoming so that you (plural) can be the change you long to see in the world?

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International

BrianRice@lcileaders.org