Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all nations. This looks different from person to person, but we’re all included. A mission minded disciple simultaneously lives this in two ways. First, it means owning this mission in our “back yards,” actively spreading the Gospel in our relationships and communities. Second, it means engaging with the global mission. Pray, give, and go until all know Jesus.

Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20

God never calls us in without sending us out.
| From the heart of our house – links to the sermon series on this practice |
Neighboring Series by Pastor Todd Pope
Mission Minded by Pastor Tyler Wolfe
| Guide for Bridge Group or Individual Practice |
Have you ever had domestic mission experience? What was it and how did it impact your life and the lives of those you served?
Have you ever had foreign missions experience? What was it and how did it impact your life and the lives of those you served?
How would you rate your personal level of responsibility to reach those who do not know Jesus?
When are you most apathetic toward the lost?
When are you the most passionate about reaching the lost?

Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-20 as a group or in your personal bible study and discuss or journal on the questions below:

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.  We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;  and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.  From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.  All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;  that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.  Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.  For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:11-20 ESV

What sticks out to you in this passage?
In verse 14 it says “the love of Christ controls us.” Other translations say “compels” us. How have you experienced in your walk with Jesus?  
What does reconciliation mean to you? Take some time to google this word or look it up in a dictionary. After you do that, think about or discuss what it means to be “entrusted with the message of reconciliation (19).”
Re-read verse 21 and allow it to really capture your mind and heart. How does it make you think or feel that Jesus died for you, or that He gave His perfection to you?