Why the missional movement will fail – there is part of me that objects heartily to this subject heading because it seems a little downbeat, to say the least. But like all good marketing, it draws you in to what really matters about faith, and about having a deep relationship with God before everything else. Let’s face it, without that, it’s all a waste of time. Wasn’t it Paul who was concerned about becoming disqualified, after having laboured to bring others into the kingdom? If he was worried, I guess we should also keep a wether-eye on the state of our souls, and our relationship with Jesus. Whenever I give some space, and ask God to move, there is ALWAYS stuff that needs shifting.
Praise God for those who say to me: How is your walk with Him? It’s like the sword of the Word of God, piercing home and wounding me. Good wounds, because then I can receive the oil and the wine of His healing. I actually quite like Mike Breen’s post – it’s going where I’m thinking.
We should be asking ourselves these questions:
- Am I a disciple?
- Do I know how to disciple people who can then disciple people who then disciple people, etc? (i.e. does my discipleship plan work?)
- Does our discipleship plan naturally lead all disciples to become missionaries? (not just the elite, Delta-seal missional ninjas)