This month we continue to answer the question: How do we practically live on mission?
We live on mission by using our voice.
The Bible talks a lot about words, and how we use them. Paul wrote to the church of Ephesus and said, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Eph. 4:29 NIV). And Jesus said in Luke 6:45 that, “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
What we use our voice for is important. When is the last time you had exciting news and how many people did you tell about it?
We use our voice to promote the things that are important to us, whether it is a tv show, the growth of your child, or a new promotion you received from your work. It is easy for us to share about subjects that are dear to our hearts or things that excite us.
The Mission of God is exciting. God sent His son to restore humanity and is constantly speaking and moving. The Gospel is currently being carried out by so many of his disciples all over the world. His restorative Mission is ongoing in, and through us.
When the Mission of God becomes important to use, it should become natural for us to use our voices to share it. Ask these questions to people around you to see if you’re on mission with your voice.
Am I telling people about Jesus and his restorative plan for humanity?
Do the organizations that I share with my friends have the Heart of God at the forefront of their actions?
Do I use my voice to its fullest potential?
Your voice is important. We share what we value, and what is important to us, so share the Mission of God.
PCG Global Education makes it a goal to not only share what the Mission of God is, but how it is being pursued in churches all over the world. Church on Mission is a new bi-monthly segment that will highlight various ministries/churches and how they are making disciples that make disciples themselves.
In November 2021, I had the privilege to sit down and talk to Pastor Rogelio to discuss how his church is seeing the Mission fulfilled in and around Guatemala City, Guatemala.
His church began in April 2002 as a house church. In December 2003, they were able to buy property for the church. In 2008, they began construction and finally finished in 2017. We have worked strongly with our congregation and are grateful to have such hard-working people.
He says, "We have a church that seeks after God". Because of this, they have many thriving ministries. The children's ministry has grown extensively. Many children that have grown up in the church and are now becoming teachers. They began with 2 teachers and now have 17.
Like so many churches around the globe, their church was hit hard during the 2019 Covid pandemic. Pastor Rogelio and his family also got sick during this time. They were quarantined for 1 month and 12 days. However, their ministry continued, although a different approach had to be taken. Many in the church prepared food and gave it out to the hungry throughout the entire pandemic. They also had a new church start during this time.
"We are very grateful for the work that God has given us to do in the church, and we will continue to work."
Not only does Pastor Rogelio minister within the local church, but he also directs a flourishing seminary that establishes new pastors in the Word of God.
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