Our call to increase our Gospel Footprint is an everyday challenge. Jesus is already working in the areas where you are and will go and He is inviting you into that same work! Are you ready?
If the Christian church is to be incarnational and missional, as we believe the New Testament anticipates, and if it’s to abandon an us-and-them mentality, it will need to rediscover the biblical mode of impacting the world around it. The traditional-attractional church thinks about evangelism as sending out church members to share their faith with others and to bring them into the church. But the New Testament writers saw it much more organically.
Our primary job is to try to see where and how God has been working and to partner with him in bringing people to redemption in Jesus. Understanding that all humans are made in the image and likeness of God and in the deepest possible way made for God, we can assume that every human is motivated by spirituality and search for meaning. Let’s let Las Vegas be a case study…
It is important when we take responsibility for our geography to notice individual people--that whoever they are, they have been made in the image of God. We are to love as God loves. Here is an example of how a church and community began to love those in their contexts who have special needs through a program called "Night to Shine."
God has called us to make disciples, and he generously empowers us with gifts to see the Great Commission fulfilled. Watch this video to see how a lay person discovers how he can use his resources to bring gospel access and bless people.
How will the gospel ever advance among the world’s most resistant peoples? JB, a sent one in Asia, offers his perspective straight from the front lines. His answer? The church--through the unified community of the church the world is coming to know Jesus as Lord.