"The weakness of the Occupy movement is its lack of a unifying message, other than the mantra about representing 99% of America."
Lionel Beehner, "Will 'Occupy Wall Street' movement fizzle out?" USA Today, 10-13-2011
It's a little early to know if the movement will fizzle out, transform, mature, and bring about change or none of the above. However, as time goes on, this lack of a coherent, unifying, doable message is being noted, if not as the cause of the movement's eventual demise, but at least as a stumbling block to it making any significant impact.
No matter what the outcome of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, it gives church communicators a challenge.
We have a unifying message
Our unifying message is the Great Commission. In some of Jesus last words to his disciples, he told us what we are to be about and what we are to do when he said:
ity in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
We gave our message: to make disciples, to baptize them, to teach them everything Jesus taught.
Our challenge is to communicate it, all of it