As the COVID pandemic begins to recede in many communities, I have had a lot of conversations about what it looks like to regather in local churches. Pastors are talking about what sermons their people need to hear and what measures they need to take to ensure safety. These are all important conversations that require wisdom and discernment.
However, one point that could get lost in these conversations is the importance of (re)sending our people on mission. We all need to be reminded that after we gather together to worship, we are then sent on mission to be witnesses to our neighbors and to the nations.
In this video, I look at Acts 13 and identify three principles of mission expansion:
- It starts in the church.
- It happens when we listen to the Holy Spirit.
- It is multiplication by subtraction.