Tuesday, July 16, 2013


More very practical information on being missional from Verge.

Problems fitting mission into your schedule?

Although the word “missional” has become quite a buzzword recently, it really just means that we live every day as missionaries. Jesus said that “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21). That word “sent” is where we get the word “missional.” It simply means that we live as Jesus lived – as sent people who live everyday life with gospel intentionality.
But most of the time when we think of living on mission we immediately get the idea of adding events and service projects to an already crammed schedule. Busy schedules seem to keep us shackled and lifeless, keeping us from living out the mission of God in our lives every day. And with more and more calls to live on mission, we are left felling guilty and frustrated.

But is there a better way?

Yes! In fact, most of the simple ideas you’ll find below are very much in the context of your everyday life, but when looked at with a lens of gospel intentionality – when viewed through the eyes of a missionary – become not just ordinary tasks, but eternally significant rhythms of your life that are teeming with gospel opportunity.
The following 17-point guide includes practical examples of simple things you can begin doing to bring gospel intentionality to your schedule. Hopefully as you are reading through these examples it will spark ideas for your own life.
Be sure and bookmark this page and come back to it often as a resource for your missional journey.
  1. Life WITH Mission VS Life AS Mission
  2. How To Fit Mission Into Your Schedule
  3. 10 Practical Ways To Be Missional (Without Adding Anything To Your Schedule!)
  4. 5 Practical Ideas to Use Your Meals to Be Missional
  5. 5 Practical Ideas to Bless Others
  6. 5 Practical Ways To Bless Your Neighbors
  7. Practical Ways to be Missional in Your Neighborhood Part 1Part 2
  8. Simple Ways To Share Your Faith
  9. 5 Practical Ideas to Be Missional by Celebrating & Suffering with Others
  10. 5 Practical Ideas to Be Missional by Listening
  11. 5 Practical Ideas to Be Missional by Knowing The Story
  12. 4 Vital Questions for Being Missional in the Marketplace
  13. 30 Practical Ways to Be Missional in Your Workplace
  14. 5 Practical Ideas To Be Missional With Your Work & Rest
  15. Practical Ways to be Missional in Your Community & City – Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5
  16. 6 Practical Ways To Use Your Rhythms of Life to Live on Mission
  17. The Introverted Evangelist: Living on Mission as an Introvert


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