I’m currently in Springfield, MO attending the Infusion Conference, presented by Chi Alpha Student Missions- I’m on this afternoon to share about missional marketplace transformation. Earlier today I heard a quote (I tweeted it) that speaks volumes regarding an all in, sold out life to the cause and mission of Jesus Christ.
“God had only one son, he made him a missionary!” – David Livingston. Several years ago I had the revelation that the church I was leading at the time didn’t have one mission’s program, we actually had 700 missionaries! Not only was this a profound enlightenment, it radically changed the way we approached doing missions- we became missional: every person called into the ministry of Jesus, and sent by Jesus into a personal mission field to live missionally! The implication of this is profound and when lived out, is really how the multiplication of the kingdom happens. Consider that in essence, every believer, true follower of Jesus, is not merely a representative of Jesus Christ; but more so, the multiplied ministry of Jesus in the world! That’s incredibly powerful as we fulfill the cause of Christ every day as each of us engage our culture in our very personal “mission field.”
I’ve now adapted the above quote: God has a church, he’s made every member of his church a missionary!