The incredible thing about Jesus is that He loved un-apologetically. He loved when it was difficult, and kept on loving, when they hung Him on a cross. Scripture warns that in the last days, people’s love will grow cold. (Matt 24:12) Let’s resolve to not let that happen and instead intentionally pursue love in every …
What I love about Jesus is that He engaged people, constantly. He befriended, asked questions, and truly valued connection with not only people…But with God. As a result, Jesus only said and did what He saw and heard the Father doing. (John 5:19) How might our ministry look differently this year if we only moved, …
“The leaders of the future will be those who dare to claim their irrelevance in the contemporary world as a divine vocation that allows them to enter into a deep solidarity with the anguish underlying all the glitter of success, and to bring the light of Jesus there.”
From The Missional Canuck
A church where the mission is not the first organizing principle of the church’s life will eventually cease to be the church. As Barth has often been quoted “The church’s mission is not secondary to its being; the church exists in being sent and in building itself for its mission.” The missional church is not primarily about having a mission or doing mission, it is about how the church is constituted. All that the church does must be able to point back to it’s relevance to the mission of God.
November 27, 2016
If there’s something in God’s kingdom that you’ve looked at and thought “I could never do that because…,” would you stop for a minute, and try seriously asking God if maybe that thing you think you can’t do is actually something he’s made you to do?
November 2, 2016
Health is not measured in terms of size or numbers, but witness and faithfulness. Healthy churches are measured on their faithfulness to God. They focus on making disciples, local missionaries who understand they are to be fishers of people. Healthy churches see an increase in witness, a growth in local missionaries and have developed a …
Another quote from a meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries. The picture was posted by my Superintendent, Carlo Rapanut, who is attending the meeting. This quote gets us beyond the “paternalism” that is often associated with mission work and a missional focus — where the “haves” minister to the “have nots.” And, it’s …