We can’t choose the world that we wake up to each morning, but we most certainly can choose how we will dress for success. WHO are you wearing?
The danger of spiritual complacency is that it is not only acutely self-serving, but it is highly contagious. It’s a subtle erosive to our faith.
Never apologize for a God-sized vision or a bold faith. Remember that the mediocre majority always dies in the wilderness, but those “different” spirits always find their Promised Land.
Missiology: Jesus changed the margins. He dared to draw new lines of acceptance with God the Father. Jesus paradoxically made being marginal central.
Nothing moves without first being caused to go. If we traced every movement in history, there would have to be something that began the action.
Every Christian is either a missionary or imposter. You can’t separate yourself from His “mission” and call yourself His “follower.”
Missional leaders never see closed doors as a sign of REJECTION; just a REDIRECTION into greater influence and broader impact.
A missional leader is always willing to step out of his/her comfort zone for the mission. They shape HIS-STORY with their obedience.
Some helpful missional leadership resources for group leaders and those seeking to flesh out missional community with others.
In his book Building a Discipling Culture, Mike Breen explains that we don’t have a missional problem in the Western church, but a discipleship problem.
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Effective discipleship builds the church, not the other way around. We need to understand the church as the effect of discipleship and not the cause. If you set out to build the church, there is no guarantee you will make disciples. It is far more likely that you will create consumers who depend on the spiritual services that religious professionals provide.
Now one of the buzzwords around today is the word “missional.” People want to create missional churches or missional programs or missional small groups.