Mission Minded is not Enough!

Posted: March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I heard someone say recently, “our church is mission-minded.” I am not real sure what that means. Does it mean that you are letting someone else do the mission of Christ?

Christ gathered the disciples together before He left and He told them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me, Go and make disciples of all people groups, baptizing them, and teaching them to do all I have taught you to do.” (My paraphrase, but basically correct) Matt. 28:18-20. So it seems to me that they taught the next generation to go make disciples, and then the next taught the next, etc. SO we are all called to mission.

How can you be mission-minded? Maybe we don’t all go to a different culture. Maybe we don’t all draw our paycheck from a mission organization. But every Christian is called to mission. Somone said, ‘Put your ‘yes’ on the table, and let God put it on the map.” And I would add, let him put it on the calendar as well.

We can all pray for missionaries, and mission opportunities. Almost all of us can financially support the work of missions. And most of us can go to the ends of the earth. For me, “Mission – minded” is not enough. We are all called to be missional. That is, we may not all be vocational missionaries, but we are all to do the work of mission.

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