We've done our best to capture our church DNA in a memorable formula that, when honestly and seriously pursued, will produce completely committed followers of Jesus. These practices are not simply "nice" additions to an already cluttered and hectic life. These are the practices that have sustained authentic Christians from the earliest days of the Church. Last month, we used this section to talk about the "WRP" of our church DNA: Worship, Reading Scripture, and Prayer. Now, let's focus on Inviting.
Inviting someone into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ is the essence of Christian mission. In Luke 5:27-32, Jesus describes his mission like this: "I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance." The mission of Jesus is now the mission of His church. We exist to call sinners to repentance. If we let anything get in the way of this one driving vision, we have compromised our mission.
So, think about this over the coming weeks: (1) Is Jesus' mission my mission? Do I understand that this is why the Church exists? (2) Am I an "inviter"? Do I actively look for ways to invite someone to know Jesus better? (3) What talents, tools, platforms, and resources do I have that can be used to invite people to know Jesus?