God is a missionary God and He has sent the Church to participate in His mission of reconciling the world to Himself.
“The church, in its very essence, is a missionary / missional movement with a mandate to take the good news of Jesus to the world.” (p 30).
“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
Anyone who knows Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior must desire ardently that others should share that knowledge and must rejoice when the number of those who do is multiplied.
Christ’s strategy is to scatter His people throughout the world between Sundays, penetrating society’s structure from within. They are the true ministers of Jesus Christ in the world. Rightly understood, every believer is in full-time service for Jesus Christ.
As we apply a missional approach to ministry in the United States, we are attempting to think and act like a missionary! We adopt a posture that seeks to “exegete” the culture around us, to build relationships with those in the culture, and to demonstrate and declare the good news of Jesus Christ!
I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Organic Church Movements Conference this past weekend. Let me share some of the highlights for me – and then I’ll add some quotes from different speakers that I’m still thinking about.
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?”
After dinner last night, my friend, Randy Vandermey, shared the following quote. It was a charge given by Alcuin of York (735-804) to monastic novices during the reign of Charlemagne.
According to Tom Clegg and Warren Bird in their new book Missing in America