Being a Missional Christian is about letting Him live out His life through you in the everyday fabric of life. Being a Missional Christian is being authentic as well as relational as we do life at home, work and play. Being a Missional Christian involves persistence and sensitivity.
It happens at the local recreation complex while watching your child’s T-ball game. It can begin and develop over time as you relate to fellow civic club members in the ongoing activities of a particular civic club. Whether you are into hunting, fishing, flea markets or NASCAR you are not alone. There are other believers around, but more importantly there are also lost people who need Jesus.
The Great Commission is about penetrating darkness. It is about getting the Good News of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. There is more than one way to do this, but one way is right in the middle of what we are already doing.
Jeff Iorg, in his book, “Live Like A Missionary” writes, “A missional Christian connects with people and prioritizes building relationships with unbelievers – not just being in their general vicinity and hoping for the best.”
What does all this mean?
- It means that we must be about having meaningful conversations about Jesus in the daily routines of life.
- It means staying off that smartphone sometimes to engage that person with conversations about life and the LIFEGIVER.
- It involves patience and persistence in planting gospel seeds, answering life questions and praying for the Spirit of God to bring conviction and conversion.