10 Practices of a Missional Jesus

In Transformational Church, Ed Stetzer and Thom S. Rainer mention 10 Practices of a Missional Jesus.  For all the buzz and theory on how to be “missional,” I appreciated someone attempting a of Jesus’ actual practices.

  1. Jesus Invested in People because He Believed in People (entrusted responsibility and anticipate transformation)
  2. Jesus Saw Long and Far (prayed for generations down the road)
  3. Jesus Sent People Away on Mission (two waves of sending in pairs)
  4. Jesus Grieved Over the City (broken of Jerusalem’s unresponsiveness)
  5. Jesus Lead a Balanced Life (engaged mission, then restored in retreat)
  6. Jesus Embraced Other Cultures (Samaritans and Gentiles)
  7. Jesus Gave Up His Will (followed the Father’s lead)
  8. Jesus Surround Himself with Lost People, and they Enjoyed Him (friend of sinners; extending grace to failures)
  9. Jesus’ Harvest Vision was Leveraged by Prayer (prayed as much as he did)
  10. Jesus Felt the Needs of People (wept for Lazarus)

3 responses to “10 Practices of a Missional Jesus

  1. Brian,

    Thanks for sharing this. I haven’t read this book, but your post makes me want to look into it. Is this worth the read or is your summary enough?

    Also, have you read Reggie McNeal’s _Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church_ (http://ow.ly/3BUFO)? I’m wondering what’s up with all this ‘scorecard’ language.

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  3. Matt,
    I would recommend the book. Some of it (maybe most of it) is common sense; emphasizing the importance of relationships, prayer, etc… That being said, Stetzer always has good research behind his writing, therefore giving a little more weight to common knowledge.
    I just read someone’s summary of McNeal’s book. I found it to be much more pioneering than Stetzer’s. The Scorecard language is kind of interesting. I guess everyone’s looking for the right “stuff” to do, and the assumption is that the old stuff isn’t it.

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