Jesus’ way of Mission

As I am going to my first mission trip in mid July, I reflect on the topic of Mission. I found a bible study course in smallgroups.com. helpful and practical to us. Again, it is not something for your head knowledge but for your practice. You may visit: http://www.smallgroups.com/downloads/biblestudy/currentissues/mec01.html
for more info. Here is the bible study outline:

Overview

Missional is a popular word today. It implies that in our evangelism, we do more than simply throw the gospel at someone. Instead we look at our culture as if we were on the mission field and ask what we can do to connect with that culture and reach those around us. Our new six-session course “Missional Evangelism” does just that. This study will help you see that all places are mission fields and that all people are missionaries. It will also challenge you to reach out to different cultures, ages, and those with broken lives. Finally, it will encourage you to start at the beginning—by getting to know unbelievers.

1. All Places Are Mission Fields
All believers are missionaries; all places are mission fields.
Matthew 22:36–40; 28:18–20; John 20:19–23; Ephesians 1:3–23

How do we understand the mission of God, and what does this mean for the local church? What is the biblical support for this seemingly new missional emphasis? This study will examine these questions in light of Scripture.

2. Reach Your Community
Making a difference in your community will require getting outside the church walls.
Psalm 24:1–2; Isaiah 58:1–10; Matthew 12:9–14; 1 Corinthians 10:23–30

Hearing successful outreach stories may stir up a desire to reach out where we live. If so, it will involve intentional action. However, if we are open to changes, God can transform us into people that reach our communities.

3. Reach Out to Different Cultures and Ages
How can I reach out to younger unbelievers and welcome those from different ethnic backgrounds?.
Isaiah 58:1–11; Matthew 25:31–46; Acts 17:16–34; 1 Corinthians 9:19–23

In this study, we will examine how to engage unbelievers through acts of social service; how to communicate in relevant ways, especially to younger people; and how to find ways to be more multicultural.
Get to Know Unbelievers
Reaching out needs to start with getting to knowthose who don’t follow Jesus.
Luke 10:25–37; 18:18–27; John 4:1–42

With all the activities of the Church, we’ve become more disconnected from those who don’t follow Christ.This study will explore how to seek and serve unbelievers by asking them questions that reveal their hidden needs.

5. Help Others to Repent
Define sin, encourage confession, and learn to listen to help lead others to repentance and salvation.
John 3:1–21; 8:1–11; Romans 10:13–17; Galatians 6:1–10

A clear definition of sin is imperative in today’s morally compromised and confused society. Confession and repentance for sin are essential because they open the door to forgiveness, healing, and salvation.

6. Touch Broken Lives
Jesus reached out to a cynical generation, and he teaches us how to do the same.
Matthew 9:9–13; Luke 7:18–23; John 11:1–37

Following the experiences of a pastor who encountered cynicism first hand, this study asks, How do we reach out to a cynical generation?

Let’s carry on the Mission of Jesus.

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