Timmy Brister on Inconsequential Successes
Great thinking on why the Great Commission has to be the guiding factor in what we invest our time and resources in as a church...read the whole thing here.
A church decides that their mission is defined by the Great Commission. They recognize that Jesus died for the church, Jesus is the Head of the church, and Jesus has left His church with clear directions on what He wants the church to be about. Everything is assessed and examined through the Great Commission. Churches who do this one thing are stubborn and devoted to the cause of making, maturing, and multiplying disciples of Jesus. By saying “yes” to the Great Commission, they recognize they are saying “no” to a host of a lot of other good things that don’t comport with the work and mission of the church. It is not a matter of being rude or insensitive but rather simple, clear, and direct.