enditnow® is a worldwide church initiative on the Fourth Saturday of August each year
General Conference Women’s Ministries (GCWM) coordinates the production and distribution of the enditnow® Emphasis Day resource packets with contributions from six additional co-sponsoring departments of the General Conference: Children’s Ministries, Education, Family Ministries, Health Ministries, Ministerial Association, and Youth Ministries.
You may print and reproduce the packet if you’d like to share it with others. We encourage you to use it in your church’s 2023 enditnow® Emphasis Day program and beyond.
For 2023 enditnow® Emphasis Day we have chosen to focus on “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing, When those who claim to be followers of Jesus harm others.” Both the Old and New Testaments refer to God’s people as sheep, to the body of believers as a flock, and to our Lord as the Shepherd. But because our churches are filled with imperfect and broken people, we may encounter a wolf disguised in sheep’s clothing, or a wolf disguised in shepherd’s clothing. Often we think that abuse involves violence, but none of the cases shared in the sermon include violence. None of the “victims” resisted abuse. At the time it was happening, none of then even recognized it as abuse. Yet, the power differential caused each victim to be violated.