Christian Mission Umbrella
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Mission UmbrellaDavid Watson (1933-1984 AD) the British author and evangelist, once described the church in terms of a bus! The driver is up front and the passengers all face the same way. Somebody even comes and takes your money! Like a passenger vehicle, the Christian community should move forward while Jesus steers the way. Everything that happens inside that "vehicle" is the mission of the church. The word "mission" is a term to include all the activities that are performed in the fellowship. In a healthy church, evangelism is one element, worship is another, social activity is another. Together these and others aspects combine into "the Christian mission umbrella."

All Elements Needed

Should one element in this mission umbrella be neglected then the Body of Christ becomes unbalanced. Should one part of the umbrella be overemphasized the Body is tipped over. A small ear infection can cause a full grown man to stagger and fall. In the same way, an overemphasis on one element of the Christian mission such as worship to the detriment of others can disrupt the Body's delicate balance.✞

"Christian Mission Umbrella"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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