Practical Ways to Live a Missional Life

Fact: You are not a mistake!

Fact: The Lord has a purpose and a plan for your life (Jer. 29:11).

Fact: You are to live on mission.

You reply: Ok, but how?  What does a missional life look like?

That’s a great answer!  Allow me to share with you 10 ways you can live a missional life without adding anything to your calendar.

1. Eat with other people

We all eat 3 meals a day. That’s 21 opportunities for church and mission each week without adding anything new to your schedule. Meals are a powerful expression of welcome and community.

2. Work in public places

Hold meetings, prepare talks, read in public spaces like cafes and parks. It will naturally help you engage with the culture as work or plan. For example, whose questions do you want to address in your Bible studies – those of professional exegetes or those of the culture?

3. Be a regular

Adopt a local café, park and shops so you regularly visit and become known as a local. Imagine if everyone in your church community did this!

4. Join in with what’s going on

Churches often start their own thing like a coffee shop or homeless program. Instead, join existing initiatives – you don’t have the burden of running it and you get opportunities with co-workers.

5. Leave the house in the evenings

It’s so easy after a long day on a dark evening to slump in front of the television or surf the internet. Get out! Visit a friend. Take a cake to a neighbor. Attend a local group. Go to the movies. Hang out in a café. Go for a walk with a friend. It doesn’t matter where as long as you go with Gospel intentionality. Continue reading