Australian native and evangelist Nick Vujicic is known for his bold, challenging messages of perseverance as he shares his own story of life without limbs. Vujicic has recently turned his focus to the American church, and he called for change.
Vujicic has embraced a deep love of evangelism for decades. “I had a calling. It wasn’t just someone sitting in the pew wanting to be part of somehow the Great Commission,” Vujicic said during a podcast with Sadie Robertson Huff. “I wanted to be a champion for Jesus Christ and an ambassador for the King of kings and Lord of lords.”
Now, he is challenging the church to stand up and address certain issues. He told The Christian Post, “We have 100,000 churches in $498B in debt for buildings that are half empty. Half a million kids are waiting for an adoptive mom and dad. Where are we?”
Nick Vujicic Urges the American Church to Tackle Today’s Issues
“I believe we’re all part of the Great Commission if we actually engage,” Vujicic told Sadie Robertson Huff. “And I think the church will be absolutely dead if they do not [do] two things, which is—reach the lost and actually disciple middle-of-the-road, not too charismatic and not too conservative [Christians in] the basics” of the Christian life.
The evangelist plans on meeting with “22 heads of denominations…to give them the idea of Gen Z outreach.”
“You don’t need to be an evangelist or an ordained minister to preach the gospel,” Vujicic said. “You tell people how Jesus changed your life. Invite them to church. And even if they don’t come to church, will you at least tell them how you met Jesus?”
In an interview with The Christian Post, Vujicic went on to detail how he believes the church needs to change. We need to repent. And not only do we need to turn away from things, but we also need to equip and encourage the church to go toward this: How do you stay out of your pornographic addiction? How do you now engage…the one family in the church [that] ends up fostering and adopting?
Vujicic addressed the tension between current social issues and how churches often focus on buildings and programs, which come with a great deal of debt.
According to Vujicic, the answer lies within the church getting more involved in today’s issues and using “their voice for good.”
“Christians [need to go to] school boards,” he said. “Instead of just complaining about what’s happening in your school districts, go and get your church to be a part of that. I really believe with media, politics, and business, it’s Christians being the light in the dark place.”
Vujicic’s Facebook page is full of posts and videos raising awareness to end human trafficking, advocating for the pro-life movement, admonishing bullying, and supporting political candidates.
“I think the American church hasn’t stopped to heal the saved people,” Vujicic concluded. “When you’re healed, now you’re complete [and strength comes] out of the overflow to then go help someone else in need. I think it’s important. I think we need to go back to the basics,” he said.