The Price of Mission
The church must always be willing to die to its own cultural comfort in order to live where God intends it to be.
“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.” John 12:24 NLT
“The seed loses its previous identity, which was to be part of the sending church with its particular manifestation and culture. It will become something different from what it was before. ‘Dying to live’ is inherent in the planting process.” – Mission-Shaped Church
Living incarnationally means:
Entering their world.
Taking it as seriously as they do.
Helping them to find Christ there.