15 Ways to Do Missions
We must go and love our Neighbor. God has you exactly where you are for a purpose. In his sovereignty and providence, He has been instrumental in placing you exactly where the gospel needs to be. Have you thought about that? As a mom or a dad, a child, teen or single adult, your home, in your neighborhood is a mission field. Just out side your window you have neighbors that need a friend and need the gospel.
Jesus said: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39 Think about your neighborhood, your circles of influence and what personal and intentional involvement, in those circles, will it take to engage your neighbors? How can we work to build a community that is redeeming? How does the church weave a thread through every ministry so that every person in the body knows it is not an option but a duty to reach our neighborhood? Beyond your own neighborhood MACC partners with others who are helping to reach our neighbors like women in crisis, those escaping slavery, church plants, artists, homeless, the lonely and hurting. Come partner with us. Start in you home and your own neighborhood. Look down the street and around the block with us as we reach our neighborhood together.
We must go and love the Nations “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19 – 20
As we engage to deliver justice, we must also deliver the gospel regardless of anyone’s status in a culture. St. Francis never said deliver the gospel and use words when you have to, nor would he have done so due to his membership in a preaching order. We are called to serve and proclaim the gospel, evangelizing the global lost, including our neighbors with both service and words. The end result in our obedience to God’s commands as we disciple the nations will be thriving Christians ready to produce more thriving Christians, producing more thriving Christians who produce more thriving Christians, who produce more thriving Crhistians…