How do you define success in Christian ministry?

“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.”

We are moving from a doing for ministry to equipping and releasing….the value of equipping the saints is absolutely crucial! …At Soma, we don’t pay people to do ministry, that’s the Body of Christ. We all do that. But we do free up people for equipping of the saints and administering to feee up the movement of the saints.

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to incarnate the gospel in your neighborhood?

I really want to help Christians understand this. I want to help them to live on mission with Jesus right where they are. You don’t have to go overseers to be a missionary. You can live as a “sent one” in your neighborhood.

When we say we are to live incarnationally, we mean we are to “put on” Jesus and represent him by focusing on being his hands and feet to our world. To live on mission. This includes but is not limited to serving the least. It might be a sending toward your neighbor or to a complete stranger in need. Either way, the focus is essentially on the church becoming missionaries to our culture.

I read an interesting article online that points out that the state of Washington is 45th in church membership and attendance.

Lindsay Lane Baptist Church in Florissant, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis) made a decision to adopt the local elementary school nearby. They provide a great example for local church’s to follow.

Christians need to get beyond the walls of the church and meet tangible needs!