We take a look at three questions about mission and our lives in Christ. Do we know what he is doing in us and around us? Are we playing our part in the things he is doing? How can we find out? How can we begin to do better?
In his 'Missional Challenge' blog, Dave DeVries reposts some questions posed originally by Don Snell. The questions are intended for coaching. In particular the aim is to help people 'align [their lives] with Jesus' disciplemaking mission'.
I think these questions are so good that I've decided to take them a few at a time and share my answers, at least in outline form. Here are the first three.
- What is God doing right now?
- Are you aware of what God is doing?
- How are you part of what God is doing?
Notice first that the old English word 'disciple' has the sense of 'apprentice'. It's about learning by working alongside an expert. Jesus is the expert.