Part of my ongoing journey has been learning a new/different way of living the Christian life. While this might seem like it should be easy, it hasn’t been. Up until a couple of years ago my entire spirituality was expressed through church roles. Ministry was through church relationships. While it was often every day of the week, it was still separate from my everyday life.
Over the last couple of years, after reading blog conversations, I’ve been encouraged and inspired to see life and ministry differently. But honestly, I am disappointed that there are not more average people telling about the kinds of things they do every day as ministry. Maybe it’s the sort of thing that doesn’t blog well.
Steve McCoy on the Missional Baptist Blog in his post Missional Madness proposed that, because of misuse, we change the word “missional” to something else…
Evanganal (could have a dangerous double meaning, though)
After pondering this, I propose the term…
Charismissional – spirit-led missional living.
Dwight Friesen, in his article Living Incarnationally describes what I aspire to (If you haven’t read this article yet, I recommend it.) :
“When Christ is incarnated through you and me, we will be looking for ways to empty ourselves in the service of the Father by serving others as the Holy Spirit guides us. We become active participants in a divine dance through which all of creation is being reconciled to Christ. This is a dynamic faith process that will always find unique expression through each follower of Christ and each cluster of Christ-followers.”