Formation for mission
As you begin to gather as a Circle, take this time to share food and drink and discuss any questions you have been reflecting on. These three questions may help to start your discussion.
In Jesus, we experience the perfect articulation of two realities: the human and the divine. To look to Him is to gaze into the eyes of God; to follow Him is to live our life to its fullest. It is in following Him, knowing that He is walking by our side, that we can live out our mission.
Our reality is only part of the picture. Christ invites us to be united with another reality. Our experience of God’s reality might strike as one of opposites, it is almost upside-down:
In our weakness, God makes us strong.
In our brokenness, God brings us healing.
In our sorrow; God brings us joy.
When we are lost; God finds us.
When we are tired; God gives us rest.
At the heart of the Gospel is the truth that we have been brought into God’s life and mission. We as a Church are called to live out our lives with God’s reality as our priority. That means becoming like Christ: seeking to serve not to be served and to live a life of faith, hope and love.
In the Gospel, Jesus gives you three missionary commandments:
Disciple - To accompany others into a living relationship with Christ.
Baptise - To invite others to be immersed in the Holy Spirit,
Teach - To proclaim the Gospel, the truth that comes from the Father.
As you are commissioned to go forth, know that Christ is with you always, calling you to join in His mission.
Are you ready to be a missionary?
Share your personal experiences on the following six (6) questions.
Before you meet again as a Circle, commit to making these two actions. The 'Inwards' action will support you to grow in your faith. The'Outwards' action will challenge you to a new aspect of mission.