In our minds those words describe those leaving on a short term mission trip – heading off to lead Vacation Bible Schools, do building projects and share Jesus with others. They also bring to mind those full time “missionaries” that live in foreign countries or the inner city and minister, strategize and labor to reach people for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
My question is:
Do those words describe our church? Because they should. Like other missionaries we have limited resources, challenges to overcome. We get tired. There are things we don’t like, things we do like and some we just don’t have the time to care about. One thing about missionaries – they are looking, thinking, praying about ways to reach people. It’s not about spiritual happiness or a sense of wellbeing, it’s about how God can stretch us to reach others. That’s what people on mission look like. Do those words describe you? Let’s be a church on a mission? Luke 19:10