Many who answer the call to serve sacrificially across the street or across the world find that the true depths of their calling are yet to be discovered.
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Oftentimes as believers we can be excited about evangelism and missions on Sunday mornings, but by the time Monday morning arrives with opportunities to invite people to church, it feels a little weird, so we make excuses instead. Here are some of the most common excuses we use to justify missing an opportunity to extend an invitation:
Many churches put a huge amount of their efforts towards missions. They focus on great things like planting churches, evangelizing to neighborhoods, and sending out missionaries all over the world. But the 10-40 window is not the only window that should be focused on, because one mission field that is oftentimes overlooked is the children’s ministry right in front of them.
Now, more than ever, the world we live in is becoming “borderless.” Rather than being restricted to one location, travelling across the globe is easier than ever, thanks to the progression of technology to keep us all connected and accelerated global migration. Urbanization, pluralism, and diverse communities have also sparked strategy adjustments among churches and agencies because individual geographic locations no longer have just one culture or primary belief system, so the approach to reach people has had to adapt as well.
The landscape of missions is constantly changing, but are we adjusting with it to remain as affective as possible? Do we adhere to the systems of previous generations at the expense of cultivating and empowering those who will carry global missions forward into the future?
As the approach to global missions evolves, heads now turn to the upcoming generation of millennials. While they are not perfect, there is gold to be found in those who will shape the future of the world as we know it.