Friday, July 21, 2017

"Pretend" You're a Missionary!

Many professing Christians have the very bad notion that only a few are called to be missionaries.  But the Great Commission was given to all of us.  Stop waiting for a "call" -- you've already got one.

If you were a missionary, what would you do?
  • Seek training to improve your evangelism and discipleship skills.
  • Seize opportunities around you to evangelize and disciple.  No matter where you are, opportunities are all around you.   
  • Look for other "missionaries" in your area that you can collaborate with.  (Hint: hopefully your church.) 
  • Ask your friends to become prayer supporters.
  • Send them regular updates on how to pray for you (and how their prayers are being answered).  Personally, I send out a prayer update email about once a week to friends who pray for me and my family.
  • Periodically evaluate whether you should move to a new area where there are fewer missionaries.      
Hey, those are things that all Christians should be doing!  Start today!