Dr. Tim Crook – “A Missional GPS”

December 30, 2013

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

I have been challenged this year with a whole new mind-set on the idea of missions.  This new way of thinking is the concept of being a “missional Christian.”  Being a missional Christian compels me to not be content in my walk with Christ, but to always be looking for new ways to serve and to be stretched by Him.

Being comfortable is easy in our padded pews and safe, orderly church services.  Jesus modeled and charged us to go out and about to serve.  The corporate worship in a church is a great place to be reminded of our mission for the rest of the week.  What we do with the rest of our time after the benediction on Sunday morning is when the real work of a missional Christian begins.

I know that Monday, Tuesday,………..present many opportunities to be missional in my daily walk with Christ.  I tend to want to be comfortable and safe with my walk.  I am discovering that when I have a missional mindset rather than a safe mindset, I see how God uses me in ways that are new and exciting and beyond what I could ever do for His kingdom work here on earth.

I have gotten spoiled to my GPS in my car, and I rely on it to get me to where I desire to be.  I need to rely on another GPS (God positioning system) in my missional life, to get me to the places He wants me to be in order to have the greatest impact for His kingdom.

Thought for the Day:

When I make a wrong turn and turn down the safe street instead of a missional street, may God help me to yield to the GPS that He provides to recalculate my direction and head me to His destination for my life.


– Dr. Timothy Crook, Associate Professor of Education

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