Saturday, February 6, 2010

missional living

Being Missional is simply a choice. But, 2nd only to the decision to follow Jesus, this is the most dynamic and dangerous decision you will EVER make. For “Christian are lame and limp persons more times than not; but when one of them finds the mission for their life they become the most dynamic and dangerous of persons. For then, they become like Jesus!” Which one you will be is a matter of choice, but it is also a choice that must be made 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. And this choice will change you and the world far, far, far more than you could ever imagine!

Reflection Questions [The BIG questions God wants to ask you]

1. Am I participating in the “big picture” revealed in Scripture so that my life feels like an EPIC adventure rich with purpose, passion, and providence?

2. What does it mean that you are living in the Fourth Chapter [revolution]?

3. You are living in Ashland right now for a reason. You are here “for such a time as this” What do you think God wants to do through you?

4. What if my workplace is a mission field? What would happen if I started to think of my job as “ministry time” rather than just “work”? What specific things must change?

5. How can I practice paying attention to what God is doing, who God is putting in my path, on a daily basis?

Equipping Questions [Soul searching to find your unique / personal calling]

1. What things am I passionate about? What things are you willing to fight for? What gives you deep joy, peace, or meaning when you do it? What do you want to make a difference in? What is wrong in the world that you want desperately to make right?

2. What makes me come alive? What kind of things do I love to do? Think about those times that have brought out the very best in you. How could God use these sort of experiences as missional adventures in the future?

3. What, on a global scale / and a local level, breaks my heart? What can I do about these things? How can I leverage whatever resources I have at these challenges? [Time, money, prayer, etc.]

4. What, am I really good at? What spiritual gifts do I have? What skills have I cultivated? What experience do I have? How can these things be used to give the Gospel to people and to build the Kingdom?

5. Who can I talk to and dream with and practice with in order to experiment with finding my unique mission? How can my friends, spouse, small group…help me on this journey?

Resources [for you to explore so you can adapt your life into a missional adventure]

Missional Renaissance by Reggie McNeal

Unstoppable force by Irwin McManus

The Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll

Conspiracy of Kindness by Steve Sjogren



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