Being a Missionalist

It is easy to become a Missionalist. It is not easy to be one.It takes focus and resolve.

Christianity is not a program, it is a lifestyle. It’s not about following rules, regulations or rituals. Christianity is a relationship with Christ. Keeping that relationship meaningful and alive becomes your heart’s desire.

By cultivating your relationship with Christ, the things that He desires become your desire; what He loves becomes what you love; His mission is your mission!

We love Him because He first loved us. We love others because He loves us. His love compels us to do our part to see everyone we know reconciled to God — restored to a loving relationship with Christ.

Because you love Him, you obey Him. Obedience is evidence of your love, Jesus tells His followers, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15). And in verse 21, “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”
A missionalist is an obedient and loving follower of Jesus Christ who aligns his/her life with Jesus’ mission.

From a previous post: What does “Missional Living” Look Like to Me

Missional Living is for every believer!

To me, Missional Living is about doing my part to complete His mission while I am on this earth. It’s about leading others to follow Jesus. It’s about proclaiming the good news of salvation. It’s about giving people the gift of eternal life. It’s about seeking the lost. It’s about obedience to Jesus. It’s about being a good follower. It’s about caring for the needs of others – not just to convert someone – but because you care!

Christians are those who have been sent by God with the gospel to their culture. Every one of us is sent on mission with the Holy Spirit’s power! And we are sent in community with other believers! When you commit to follow Jesus, you are saying, “Count me in! I am here on this earth to partner together with other Christians who are radically devoted to pursuing Christ’s mission of saving the world!” What could be better than that?

Are you a Missionalist?
Remember, it’s easy to become one. It’s not easy to be one.

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Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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