Missional Musings

Here are some random musings on missional Christianity:

  • Missionality is the means of explaining the purpose of God for His Church in terms of the ultimate goal: the accomplishment of His redemptive mission to the glory of God!
  • It is more efficient to empower every believer to function as a missionary in their zip code, than to rely on credentialed ministers and career missionaries to carry the responsibility for evangelism and disciplemaking.
  • The missional challenge is to adopt missionary thinking to strategically engage the culture with the gospel where you work and where you live.
  • We need an army of believers who view their mission in life through the lens of of Christ’s redemptive mission.
  • Local churches can become so internally focused on meeting the needs of members that those living in close proximity to the church campus never see the light.
  • A missionary perspective is critical for every follower of Jesus. We must not be concerned only with reaching people for Christ who are just like us, we must commit ourselves to displaying the gospel to people who are very differnt from us. We must apply missionary methods to reaching our neighbors, our co-workers, our family, and our classmates.

Does this resonate with anyone?

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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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  1. mike
    mike says:

    Dave–

    I think you are right on. As a church planter we have been earnestly praying that God would open our hearts to serve the community around us.

    The paradigm that we have been so acustom to, “Christendom Ministry”, is constantly trying to sneak its way back into our strategy to be missional.

    Perfect example: As we have recently moved into our community wide worship-service format, we have found that a bulk of our time during the week is spent preparing for the “SHOW” rather than being missional or equipers of missionality (if that’s a word).

    We have to find the balance in the use of our resources. Thanks for the continued coaching.

    Keep Blogging Dr. Dave!

    Mike Clack
    Fellowship Connection Church http://www.theconnectionaz.com

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