A few weeks ago we had ‘Missional Focus Week’. We just wanted to remind people that if you were not able to read the emails then, they are archived at this blog.

The goal was not to burden you with more in your inbox or pressure you to do more. We hope that the slavery of should and ought never overtakes our church, but the liberating message of the gospel is always the ethos of our community. “Only one thing is needed” (Lk. 10:42) – to sit at Jesus’ feet and soak in his grace.

If out of the gospel you feel a desire to see God’s glory spread and love your neighbor, we just wanted to provide an opportunity for ideas of ways to do that to bubble up from within the church and help people connect to do them together. That’s the simple thought behind the blitz of idea-generating emails.

Maybe you don’t have ideas of your own right now, but you’d love to jump in on someone else’s. Maybe you’re in a season in life where you’re just swamped; that’s okay. Maybe all you can do right now is keep your kids alive; perhaps you could join the Intercessory Prayer Team and pray for the missional endeavors going on while you’re nursing your baby in the middle of the night (contact Abby at prayer if you want to do that). There are many ways to be engaged and involved!

Here are the links and a short description of each post:

Introduction – Here we tried to head off any sense of overwhelming people, but explained where the motivation for reaching out comes from.

Day 2 – In this post we began to offer questions you could ask to start seeing the missional opportunities around you.

Day 3 – Being missional doesn’t have to be that hard or really add much to your schedule. Here we shared 8 easy ways we can do what we already do with an eye to sharing the gospel.

Day 4 – More of the same…

Day 5 – Sometimes it may be a good idea to have events that can catalyze missional living. Here we gave some examples.

Next Steps – Here we opened it up for comments so you can share any ideas you might have of ways we can cooperate together as a church in proclaiming the Good News in the UIC Area. If you have any more ideas or like ones already mentioned, go here and make a post.

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