“Your mission . . . should you choose to accept it.”
Every kid growing up in my generation longed to hear those words from the television series, “Mission Impossible.” The agency would send a super secret tape player to the secret agent, who would listen to instructions (usually involving a dangerous trek to some communist country), and then the tape would self-destruct so no one else could ever know what the super secret mission was.
Interestingly, there was never an episode where the agent said, “I’m not feeling it, I think I’ll go get a beef sandwich.”
The assumption here is that if you are an agent, it’s your job to take the mission. If you want to sit around all day and play Candy Crush®, you can work somewhere else. Maybe the DMV. But if you’re an agent—you accept the mission. That’s the whole reason you took all those Kung Fu lessons.
Guess what? Every believer is an agent. Every believer has a mission.
The Life on Mission curriculum is about how to help your congregation realize that they are on mission. Not just the Pastor. It’s written to help them understand what a “Life on Mission.” And this mission is not merely a matter of life-or-death. This mission is about eternity.
Watch Pastor Rick Warren and Pastor Tim Harlow share about how one plateaued church turned it all around and now sends people out to live life on mission…