We clearly recognize the essential nature of sound administration—budgets—boards—plans—projects—missions—etc. These are not, however, the driving force behind Smyrna.
We are about people, children of the King enduring oppression, injustice, agonizing pain, loss, even death, across the far-flung reaches of the Islamic world.
We are about driving complacency out of the Church in America; Christians must be jolted, jarred, and broken over their spiritual family members suffering in the inferno of persecution.
We are about storming the gates of heaven and crying out to God with the intensity of Jacob, “I will not let Thee go except Thou bless me!”