“The church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning.” – Emil Brunner
Check out this great resource from the Verge Network:
Although the word “missional” has become quite a buzzword recently, it really just means that we live every day as missionaries. Jesus said that “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21). That word “sent” is where we get the word “missional.” It simply means that we live as Jesus lived – as sent people who live everyday life with gospel intentionality.
But most of the time when we think of living on mission we immediately get the idea of adding events and service projects to an already crammed schedule. Busy schedules seem to keep us shackled and lifeless, keeping us from living out the mission of God in our lives every day. And with more and more calls to live on mission, we are left felling guilty and frustrated.
Yes! In fact, most of the simple ideas you’ll find in this free tutorial are very much in the context of your everyday life, but when looked at with a lens of gospel intentionality become not just ordinary tasks, but eternally significant rhythms of your life that are teeming with gospel opportunity.
This FREE Tutorial, Practical Ways To Be Missional, includes practical examples of simple things you can begin doing to bring gospel intentionality to your schedule. Hopefully as you are reading through these examples it will spark ideas for your own life!
I hope this is a great resource for you as your look for more ways to practically engage others with the gospel – without adding anything to your schedule!
Grace and Peace,
Michael “Stew” Stewart
Founding Director, Verge Network
As we begin a month long discussion on the Missional Church, it is only fair to begin with a great video by Michael Frost on what the Missional Church is. In this video, he does a great job of laying out the description and vision for the Missional Church. After you watch it , I would be very interested in your comments. Thanks for going on this journey with me. Together we will discover the role of the Missional Church and how that will play out in the life of TBC!!!
Student Ministry definitely has its seasons. We are all in the season of transition. Seniors are graduating and 6th graders can not wait to join our ministry. Read my latest article on these seasons of ministry and hopefully it will be an encouragement during this season of transition.
As Youth Pastors, we must adopt the same mindset that a missionary has when he goes to a different place and culture. Read my latest article to gain some insight into how we can not only minister to this generation but also to its very different culture.