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Relational Mission - A willing family [Issue #91]

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Planning to stay, or go?
 

Relational Mission

August 17 · Issue #91 · View online
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Planning to stay, or go?

What are you planning for?
George Verwer, founder of the international missions organisation OM, likes to challenge congregations with this question:
“Are you willing to go, but planning to stay, or planning to go but willing to stay?”
The first suggests a lip-service attitude to the Great Commission: I’ll go if I really must, but actually my heart and focus are here. The second suggests a willingness to follow God wherever he leads - even if that’s no further than our current neighbourhood.
In case you’re wondering - George prefers the latter!
This isn’t to belittle the local community. In fact, as Maurice shared at the COURAGE conference, our pioneering vision is not to see ‘outsiders’ planting churches in every nation, but to see indigenous people raised up, leading churches in their towns, and planting new ones of their own.
The question is one of attitude - are you looking out for where God might be calling you, while serving well where he’s already led you? Or are you keeping your eyes down and hoping he doesn’t spot you?
Isaiah 6:8
Ways to go
Want to take the next steps in testing out whether God is calling you to stay or go? Try one of our three Pioneer Mission team opportunities coming up.
Or if you know you’re called to go, book in now to the ‘Called to Go’ weekend in September - early bird pricing ends on 31 August.
And if you’re called to stay, you’re also called to pray. Check out some of our current prayer needs on this page. The question is not are you called, but where are you called to be?
Called to 'Go' Weekend
Pioneer Mission Team: Stockholm, Sweden
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elimreeuwijk
Vanmorgen hadden we een geweldig mooi getuigenis van iemand die haar leven aan Jezus heeft gegeven. Daarna liet zij zich dopen in het Reeuwijkse Hout. Een feest is de hemel én een feest bij ons :)
2:58 PM - 12 Aug 2018
Community Church
We have baptisms planned at our Chafford site on Sunday 9th September. If you are interested in getting baptised talk to an elder. We hope to have baptisms at our other sites too so watch this space! #baptisms https://t.co/KRj2HHGAJx
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