I remember the old Mission Impossible television series. Just like the modern day movies, the episode would open with our hero Ethan Hunt receiving some kind of message with his mission assignment. In that message were these words, “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to…”
Jesus Christ has given every believer, the church, and every open group a mission, “Go therefore, and make disciples…” However, He did not say, “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go therefore, and make disciples…” That is an option that we have added to the Great Commission!
God does not force His mission upon us. He left us with a mission, but it is still up to each of us to accept the mission assignment. Unfortunately, many groups are hearing the message, but not accepting the mission.
Before you think, “Well, that’s not my group”, consider this: when was the last time your group reached into the lost culture and brought a person to faith in Christ? How many unsaved people are on your group’s membership list? Do you hear conversations when you are together of your group members sharing Christ with friends and co-workers?
Has your group celebrated a baptism lately of someone from within the group?
Write some thoughts in your journal about reconnecting your group to its original purpose.