So what is mission?

Mission is Jesus followers rearranging their lives for a purpose greater than themselves. That purpose? To impact the world with the love of Jesus Christ.

Mission means moving outside ourselves in order to participate in God’s reality and to connect people to the living God through Jesus. As we begin to open ourselves to God’s reality, we begin to become aware of the other people in our lives and the needs in their lives.

Living out mission means living my life in a way that encourages others to follow Jesus too. We follow in the ways of Jesus and become like Jesus– in order to show others the way to Jesus. I don’t exist for myself alone; I exist to serve other people. It means living out the ways of Jesus as you continue to live out of who you were uniquely designed to be

Mark 1:14 After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of God: 15 “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news! [HCSB]

Jesus is extending an invitation to us to come and follow him. The word come signifies a leaving. The word follow signifies a going somewhere else.

What do you feel you are being or have been invited to leave?
Where do you feel you are being invited to go?

Matthew 28:16-20
Acts 1:8
John 20: 21-23

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