In little more than ten years St. Paul established the Church in four provinces of the Empire Galatia; Macedonia, Achaia and Asia... Today if a man ventures to suggest that there may be something in the methods by which St. Paul attained such wonderful results worthy of our careful attention, and perhaps of our imitation, he is in danger of being accused of REVOLUTIONARY TENDENCIES.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Anyone For A Walk?
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
I keep bumping into people starting “missional communities” and doing “incarnational ministry”.
Let’s hope the intention is to return to the example that Jesus set in the Gospels and the disciples followed in Acts.
Let’s start with Jesus. What did missional community and incarnational ministry look like for him?