Mission to the Outsider
Many people seeking Jesus feel like an outsider. And many times their life has made them an outsider with God. The problem for the disciple making mission is when people treat outsiders like they don’t belong. Every person is first in the company of sinners, in need of God’s grace, which means we all are outsiders. To reach the outsiders, disciples must make every effort to show them God’s grace.
Mission to the Wayward
Jesus’ heart is for those who are wandering away from Him. Those who once walked close and have strayed away. We see Him display His mission to the wayward when He went to restore Peter after His resurrection. We learn from Jesus just how to take this disciple making mission to those who have fallen away.
Mindset for Mission
For us to actually live the mission of disciple making we must think right about the opportunity. Jesus both taught us and showed us how to view the opportunity to make disciples and if we share His mindset we’ll partake in the mission with Him.
Everything in life has a cost. Living a life on mission with Jesus Christ comes with a cost and disciples of Jesus Christ must decide if they are willing to sacrifice. Doing so will demand endurance and come with incredible reward.
To live a life dedicated to our mission we must have a sense of urgency. Urgency is formed when the stakes are high and things matter. What is at stake in the disciple making mission is eternity. Staying grounded by this reality will move us to have urgency in our mission, just like Jesus.
Clarity in Mission
Knowing we have a mission is key, but knowing exactly what to do releases us to work. Jesus has been explicit in describing for us what He has called us to do. Go – Make – Disciples. This mission involves change, investment, and a life-long process of becoming like Jesus Christ.