Mission is the result of joy. If mission is lacking, it’s because joy and delight in God are lacking. Giving of yourself can be one of the greatest gifts to yourself. Joy comes from glorifying God on mission.
We’re continuing a series of posts on Missional Communities at the Austin Stone. Last week, we answered the question “Why Missional Community?”, and this week we’ll define what a Missional Community is.
"If we're motivating people with an inspiring moment, guilt, shame and fear, or even a paycheck we give them every other week, then we are not motivated by the Gospel. And I for one don't want to be a part of a movement that isn't motivated by the love of Jesus." Neil Cole