I recently had a conversation with a good friend of mine, who pastors an Every Nation church in a restricted nation, about the importance of the local church staying connected with the global Church. We talked about Paul’s description of the Church in 1 Corinthians 1 and how it applies to us today, whether we’re in a restricted nation or in nations where it is safe to gather.

As spiritual leaders, I pray that we lead our churches in a way that is both local and global.