Wesley Deuwel has written an incredible book – Touch the World Through Prayer. (amazon affiliate link)

It’s been great to be in New York City this week! One of the highlights for me was worshipping with my son at Central Presbyterian Church on Easter Sunday. The music and message were a powerful testimony to the glory of the resurrection!

To reach those around you with the gospel, you need to exegete the culture. You need to understand their worldview, their view of Christianity, and how to communicate the gospel in a way that is understandable to them.

Every need, whether it is a physical need for food or a spiritual need for food, must be exposed and seen. That’s the responsibility of every spiritual leader. Need is everywhere, yet somehow we have conditioned our eyes not to see it. We see problems. We see things to avoid. We see things that aren’t right; but when we don’t see them as needs, we’re less likely to realize we are the ones who should do something about it.

This past summer, my daughter Madeline was part of a summer missions team from Crossroads Bible Church that traveled to Spain. The team partnered with CBC missionaries to facilitate a soccer camp.

Our dream is to be missional outposts in the midst of where we live and play as we experience the power of the GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST together.

Several years ago my friend Steve Ogne shared the following chart with me that helped me to understand the different ways of viewing how the church engages in ministry.

Submerging is a first step to engage in the mission of Jesus.

Five years ago, I was just beginning to get my thoughts focused on the priority of missional living. I was reading and writing about the mission of the Church and how to align every believer with that mission.