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The Missional Church: Simple
1 February 2010, 2:00 pm
Filed under: Gospel Community, Mission in the Mountains | Tags: , , ,

This is quite simply, awesome.

We have recognized the massive challenge that we face at LiVE (the young adults community at Factory Night Church) to be missional. We need a radical mindshift to see that we are the agents of mission in our communities. In 2010, we hope to see real relationships built with people in the community as we seek to love and serve the Blue Mountains.

One practical thing that we are doing in Term One is having a Pub Team. When we meet every Wednesday we are going to commission a team of young adults to go to the local pub to build relationships with people and look for opportunities to communicate the gospel in our community. We are really excited about this opportunity and praying that God will be at work through us in powerful ways as we seek to make him known in Springwood.

I guess we want to see the transformation that is highlighted in the above video happen in our lives and church – moving away from events and comsumer church, to being trained for mission in our own community, building relationships in the community, seeking to serve and love our neighbours and share our lives and God’s mercy with them, all in the hope that through us God might save some.

This is really pretty scary stuff. It means we’re all going to be pushed right out of our comfort zones and be forced to ask “what risks am I willing to take for the gospel?” Please pray for us as we seek to be a community who is committed to serving God, one another and our community.


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This is where the church needs to be. Same in Maine as in the Blue Mtns. Keep at it guys. It’s not that easy for some to have such a radical mindshift. Thanks for the encouragement today. -RT

Comment by Ramsey Tripp

Rams – thanks for your comment. It is a great joy to know that something from this blog has encouraged you and your leadership team over in Maine. I pray that you guys also might continue to look at Jesus and be committed to his mission in your community.

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