About the Author

Jill Maisch - as a writer, speaker, missionary, and educator - has a tendency to wander upstream... against the more comfortable current of social and spiritual complacency.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Missions is Risky Business

Being active in missions is a lot like that book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"... you never know what could happen. Here's what I mean:

·      If you serve a homeless man a meal, he’s going to ask why you did it.
·      If you explain that your love of God makes it so that you can’t help but love others, he’s going to ask what’s so loveable about him.
·      If you sit down and begin a conversation to get to know him better, he’s going to think you’re his friend.
·      If he considers you his friend, he might want to go to your church.
·      If he goes to your church, he might bring his cup of coffee into the sanctuary.
·      If he brings a cup of coffee into the sanctuary, everyone will think they can bring coffee to worship.
·      If everyone thinks they can bring coffee to worship, it’s going to feel more relaxed.
·      If it feels more relaxed, then people might actually get to know each other better.
·      If people get to know each other better, they might realize each other’s hopes and struggles.
·      If we get to know each other’s hopes and struggles, we might actually become a community.
·      If we become a community, others might want to join the community.
·      If others want to join the community, we might outgrow our building.
·      If we outgrow our building, we might need to move Church outside the walls.
·      If we move Church outside the walls, we might meet more homeless people.
·      If we meet more homeless people, we might serve more meals…

And we know where THAT could lead! 
It could lead to actually BEING the Church.
Wouldn’t that be great?


  1. And if more people thought this way...the world would be a better place!

  2. Amen, Dave. Couldn't agree more. :-)