Are you a Missionary?

2611993528_9f5d69d655_mIf you are a follower of Christ, do you see yourself as a missionary to your culture? Often when we hear the word ‘missionary’ we think of someone serving Christ and the poor in a distant land but in fact every Church and every Christian is called to mission (Mark 16:15; Matt 28:18-20).

Being missional isn’t something we just do, it is something we are by virtue of the fact that we are Christ’s. The church doesn’t get to choose it’s mission because God has already chosen the mission for us and outlined it clearly in the Bible (Mt 28:18-20).

A missional church is a church that sends Christians out into the culture as missionaries of the gospel. Currently in Australia, the church is a minority that is called to influence a post-modern and pluralistic culture. This isn’t an impossible task and requires the church to assume a closed-handed approach to the unchanging truth of Scripture and on open handed approach to how we engage with culture. We need to be biblically faithful but culturally accessible.

Being a missionary to the culture looks like:

  • Studying the culture
  • Contextualizing the gospel
  • Eat with non-Christians
  • Be a regular customer
  • Hobby with non-Christians
  • Get out of your castle
  • Interact with your co-workers
  • Serve your neighbours
  • Participate in community events
  • Invite non-Christians to church services
  • Invite non-Christians to life group
  • Use your gifts to serve non-Christians
  • Set an example of Christ-likeness
  • Preach the gospel, emphasizing repentance

Lead the Change!

2 Responses to “Are you a Missionary?”

  1. This is amazing. Your really starting to move people to a better way of being the Church. For us,we have been living like this for so long and it helps us feel we are moving forward with “The Church”

  2. Pstr Corey,
    yep……….Top stuff again.!
    Hope more of us @ ACTIVATE & all churches in our local area do get out of our castles and get real with non-christians who have a major health problem as they r going 2 hell without us telling them the Truth.! which in essence puts us in a judgement seat 4 who gets 2 heaven or not eh ?
    Luv ur work n words /actions here again ok.
    G.B all.

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