“If you are a Christian in New York City, the reason you are here is because God sent you here. You are part of His story.” – David Bisgrove, March 29, 2009

Those words in a message at the West Side Evening Worship of Redeemer Presbyterian Church capture the essence of Missional Christianity. Every believer is sent on mission by God. It’s no accident that you are where you are. You’ve been sent there by God. Jesus said in John 20:21, “As the Father sent Me, so I send you.”

Many young Christians (as well as older Christians) wrestle with God’s will for their life. I learned many years ago that it’s not about me or God’s will for my life. I’ve been sent on mission with God, for God and by God!

My son lives in New York City. I live in Seattle. Why? Because God sent us here! Our responsibility as followers of Jesus is to align ourselves with God’s mission in the zip code, community, neighborhood, building, or block where we live. Missionaries are those sent on mission – God sent Jesus as a missionary to this world – and He sends each believer as a missionary wherever you live.

What does it look like to live as if God sent you here?