For Such a Time as This

Posted by Jeremy Wade
On February 20, 2024

The time is now to stand up in faith.

To our nation’s Christian first responders and their families who have courageously answered the call to serve, sacrifice, and protect our communities: You are daily pouring yourselves out for others, but are you hitting the mark as disciples of our Almighty Commander in Chief, Jesus Christ?  

If your mission, purpose, identity, and priorities are misplaced then your lives will result in turmoil, distress, and devastation. You don’t need better leaders, politicians, training, equipment, or working conditions, you need life-changing surrender and discipleship. 

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

– Galatians 2:20

Why now?

The urgency is now as our world falls deeper into sin. You are positioned front and center amidst the spiritual warfare and among the lost in your families, departments, and communities.  With a strong foundation in Christ and a real understanding of your true calling, this could be your greatest hour to have an impact on the Kingdom of God.    

“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”  

– Windston Churchill
For Such a Time as This

“Give me one hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergyman or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon the earth.”

– John Wesley 

“Now is the time, above all else, to live our lives with purpose for the Gospel of Christ. Now is the time to stand firm, side by side and unified, fearlessly contending for the faith. Our unwavering trust in Christ, and willingness to suffer for His sake, is evidence to the watching world. We are in this spiritual battle together. We must answer the call to fight for the faith and reach our fellow first responders for Christ.” (Inspired by Philippians 1:27-30) 

Mission First Alliance is uniting a movement, and building a national gospel-focused first responder alliance of organizations, chaplains, churches, individuals, first responders, and spouses. We are uniting and equipping all who have a heart to reach our nation’s first responders and their families for Christ. Join us today. Together we can have a greater Kingdom impact.

Jeremy Wade
Jeremy Wade is the Executive Director of Mission First Alliance. He served for the Seattle Police Department for 13 years, but struggled with his identity in Christ vs his identity in the badge early in his career. After a few years on the department he fully surrendered his life to the Lord, which started an amazing journey that the Lord has been blessing along the way. While not free from challenges like the Seattle riots, and many critical incidents, Jeremy could see God’s hand in directing his paths. On the Seattle PD, Jeremy was awarded Officer of the Year, and Medal of Valor. He worked in patrol, in the training unit, as a peer support coordinator, and assisted in developing the department’s first wellness unit. He co-founded the SPD Beds for Kids Program with Ryan Gallagher, which continues on today. Jeremy also served as the executive director of the Seattle Police Chaplains Association and came alongside many other local and national first responder ministries. In 2021, Jeremy, his wife Ketryna, and four kids felt God calling them to move to Tennessee and step out in faith to do full-time ministry, supporting first responders nationwide. This led to serving as the Training & Development Coordinator for the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers- USA until God started directing his path and opening doors to start Mission First Alliance.

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