Forget the global church. Let’s talk about your church. The missional movement will be a distant memory five years from now if it is disconnected from the ordinary lives of everyday Christians. The average worker in your church will spend 100,000 hours of their life doing work. Over that same period of time, an active person in your church will spend around 10,000 hours in church environments (weekly gatherings and small groups).
You can do the math. But have you worked that piece of arithmetic into the discipleship plan of your church?
If you believe that ‘every member is a missionary’, then help them integrate their life with God into a life for God through their work. Or you can ignore the most time-consuming part of people’s lives and miss the opportunity to see a movement of missionaries spread across your city and out into the world.