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Do Something: Be the Hands and Feet of Jesus

 

by Chris Jordan


“There is much at stake. The world we live in is under siege – three billion are desperately poor, one billion hungry, millions are trafficked in human slavery, ten million children die needlessly each year, wars and conflicts are wreaking havoc, pandemic diseases are spreading, ethnic hatred is flaming, and terrorism is growing…”
“Jesus healed the sick, loved the poor, touched the leper, stood up for the down-and-out, forgave the sinner, condemned the religious hypocrites, dined with prostitutes and corrupt tax collectors, challenged the wealthy and powerful, fought for justice for the oppressed, defied His culture, renounced materialism, demonstrated that greatness is found in serving – and then died that others might live. These actions – performed by one man – changed the world. These same actions, when carried out by His followers, still change the world today.” 
So what does God expect from us?
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8, NKJV). 
God has called us, His church, to be the hands and feet of Jesus to take His justice and mercy into the world, to minister to the lost, the poor and the broken. God has called us to be the salt of the earth and light of the world – let’s do it
 
 

STEP 1:

AWAKEN YOUR PERSONAL CALLING

Before you can become a missional church, you first must live on mission. Think of it this way: personal change precedes corporate change. Do you know your personal calling?
 

 

STEP 2:
Activate your personal Calling

Even when armed with a clear missional calling, few Christians make the jump from sitting in church to living like a missionary in their local context. Here’s how to change that.

 

STEP 3:
Assess Your Church's Calling

Assess how your church’s history, strengths, make up, and passions have prepared it to minister influentially in the community. Figure out who your church is uniquely equipped to serve.

 

STEP 4:
Advance Your Church's Calling

Everyone wants to be part of a church body that is vibrant, growing, and healthy. The four steps move the church out into the community where it ministers vitally and beneficially. How well does  your church influence the unchurched community?


 

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