A Field Guide For Everyday Mission
Surprise - whoever you are, you're a missionary! If you call yourself a follower of Jesus, God calls you his missionary. You may never go halfway around the world. You may not raise financial support. But because of...
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Surprise - whoever you are, you're a missionary!
If you call yourself a follower of Jesus, God calls you his missionary. You may never go halfway around the world. You may not raise financial support. But because of God's gospel work in you, you are on mission: to people in your work, school, neighborhood, and those in need. As everyday missionaries, God has sent us to live out his Great Commission in the ordinary, normal, all-too-busy, and even most mundane moments of our lives.
But what exactly does an everyday missionary do? Where and when does this everyday mission happen? Most importantly, how can you possibly share the gospel, without killing your relationships?! Those are the types of questions A Field Guide for Everyday Mission answers for individuals, churches, small groups, Sunday schools, and missional communities. Many resources exist on missional theory, missional leadership, and even missional stories. But based on their years of helping people tangibly demonstrate the gospel, pastors and practitioners Ben Connelly and Bob Roberts Jr. have created an immediately implementable resource to help ordinary followers of Jesus put the idea of mission into everyday practice.
Each day's reading includes a biblical principle that can immediately be put into practice. Each reading ends with a few ways to help you live out the principle in your daily life. By the end of day 30, you'll have 101 different ways to demonstrate the gospel in your daily life. And along the way, other practitioners such as Jeff Vanderstelt, Rick McKinley, and Lance Ford share stories about living on God's everyday mission in their unique context. A Field Guide for Everyday Mission is a tool designed for you, whether you're newly considering the missional idea, whether you've never heard the word before, or whether you've spent years trying to figure out how to put that idea into practice.
Bob Roberts Jr.(D.Min., Fuller Seminary)is the founding pastor of NorthWood Church in the Dallas /Ft. Worth area, and has been involved in the planting of 100 congregations in the United States.
Bob also works in Australia, Asia, Afghanistan, Mexico, and Nepal helping with church planting and development and global engagement. He's involved with community development programs in local neighborhoods in the Fort Worth area and has worked with many denominations, institutions and organizations throughout the US in identifying new places to start churches and train church planters.
He is the author of The Multiplying Church: The New Math for Starting New Churches; Glocalization: How Followers of Jesus Engage a Flat World;and Transformation: How Glocal Churches Transform Lives and the World.
Ben Connelly (author) is a Soto Zen priest in the Katagiri lineage training with Tim Burkett at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center. Connelly was ordained in 2009, was made shuso, or head monk, in 2012, and has been teaching at MZMC for seven years. Ben is also a professional musician and developed and leads Mindfulness in the Mountains backpacking/meditation retreats in northwest Montana. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.
- <div> <p>surprise - Whoever You Are, You're A Missionary!</p> <p>if You Call Yourself A Follower Of Jesus, God Calls You His Missionary. You May Never Go Halfway Around The World. You May Not Raise Financial Support. But Because Of God's Gospel Work In You, You <i>are</i> On Mission: To People In Your Work, School, Neighborhood, And Those In Need. As Everyday Missionaries, God Has Sent Us To Live Out His Great Commission In The Ordinary, Normal, All-too-busy, And Even Most Mundane Moments Of Our Lives.</p> <p>but What Exactly Does An Everyday Missionary Do? Where And When Does This Everyday Mission Happen? Most Importantly, How Can You Possibly Share The Gospel, Without Killing Your Relationships?! Those Are The Types Of Questions <i>a Field Guide For Everyday Mission</i> Answers For Individuals, Churches, Small Groups, Sunday Schools, And Missional Communities. Many Resources Exist On Missional Theory, Missional Leadership, And Even Missional Stories. But Based On Their Years Of Helping People Tangibly Demonstrate The Gospel, Pastors And Practitioners Ben Connelly And Bob Roberts Jr. Have Created An Immediately Implementable Resource To Help Ordinary Followers Of Jesus Put The Idea Of Mission Into Everyday Practice.</p> <p>each Day's Reading Includes A Biblical Principle That Can Immediately Be Put Into Practice. Each Reading Ends With A Few Ways To Help You Live Out The Principle In Your Daily Life. By The End Of Day 30, You'll Have 101 Different Ways To Demonstrate The Gospel In Your Daily Life. And Along The Way, Other Practitioners Such As Jeff Vanderstelt, Rick Mckinley, And Lance Ford Share Stories About Living On God's Everyday Mission In Their Unique Context. <i>a Field Guide For Everyday Mission </i>is A Tool Designed For You, Whether You're Newly Considering The Missional Idea, Whether You've Never Heard The Word Before, Or Whether You've Spent Years Trying To Figure Out How To Put That Idea Into Practice.</p> </div>