Last night at the Organic Movements Conference, Deb Hirsch gave the opening talk. She started by addressing the question – “What is it that motivates you to do what you do?”

Henri Nouwen’s humility is felt from the introduction as he describes himself as “part of a larger movement of which I am only a very small part” (9).

Here are some good questions to ask yourself – or someone you are coaching…

Christians must understand how the Word becomes flesh in their local culture. They must know the gospel, live the gospel, and proclaim the gospel in a given cultural context.

Exegeting the culture is the work of every missionalist—a Christian who is aligned with the redemptive mission of Jesus. Ray Bakke asks the question, “How do you interpret a neighborhood?” He then suggests that it is similar to interpreting Scripture

“So with many other exhortations also he preached the gospel to the people.”

The Incarnation is about God’s presence on earth. God became a man. He got close to us. He did not stay up in heaven watching from a distance. He “made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness” (Phil 2:7). God came near.

Missional movements are not about starting churches, they are about the glory of God

Being a missionary in America is about submission to the King. Christians do not have a mission of their own. As kingdom citizens, every believer’s mission is the same.