The church has always been a missional community. Wherever Christians have gone, they’ve taken their faith with them and shared the good news about Jesus. But they not only spoke about it—they also
lived it out in concrete ways. The reason is simple: it’s a direct imitation of Jesus or a direct commission from Jesus. The mission of the church comes from Christ. But be warned...the mission of the church and the gospel of Jesus Christ are more complex than we realize.