7 Commitments for Missional Living

Aligning your life with Jesus’ mission requires commitment.

It’s commitment that requires effort and intentionality. And determination. If it were easy, everyone would make these commitments.

It’s not easy. But it’s necessary. And wise.

Join the mission of Jesus! Join a movement of Christians who are missionalists – aligning their lives with the mission of Jesus!

Will you make these commitments?

  1. I will seize the mission of Jesus as my own – obediently seeking to fulfill the Great Commission.
  2. I will pursue missional living – thinking and acting as a missionary in my neighborhood.
  3. I will exegete the cultures around me – defining and embracing my Circle of Accountability.
  4. I will incarnate the gospel – being Jesus to everyone I meet.
  5. I will make disciples who make disciples – training others to train others to follow Jesus and fish for men.
  6. I will start missional communities – gathering and multiplying groups of obedient disciplemakers.
  7. I will mobilize teams – mentoring and coaching others to live missionally.

We live in an age where commitment to anything is rare. People break commitments daily.

For too many Christians, aligning with the mission of Jesus is optional. It’s not preferred. It’s certainly not practiced.

Today’s Missional Challenge

Commit yourself to align your life with the mission of Jesus. Practice living on mission each and every day. Ask others to hold you accountable to these commitments.

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Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
2 replies
  1. John
    John says:

    not sure if one individual is called to do all of that, thinking it is tied to the community of the body of Christ, each expressing Christ to and through one another based on the measure of the gift of Christ in each member, just saying.

  2. DaveDV
    DaveDV says:

    As I see it, missional living includes taking the message of the Cross together in Community with other believers to those in the Culture around us. Jesus sent by twos – so, of course, community is necessary.

    However, in too many churches, it appears that many Christians make few of these commitments and expect the professional clergy or the super saints to actually engage in making disciples. They don't choose to obey what Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20.

    I believe that every believer needs to personally align their life with Jesus' mission. Some disciplemakers may be more effective than others, but His mission is fulfilled through individuals aligned with His mission. It's because every believer is not a disciplemaker that so many churches are not seeing the impact of the gospel in their neighborhoods. The lack of individual commitment to the Great Commission has resulted in a marginalized church in America, and the decline of too many congregations.

    Which of these commitments is optional for individual Christians?

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