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We’re leaving full-time ministry to do full-time ministry.

07.22.20
in Blog, Business and Management, Mission work, Disciple-making
In either profession, our mission remains the same.

Disciple-makers from all professions bringing God’s love to life in the world’s least-reached marketplaces. This has been the vision of Crossworld for as long as my husband and I have been part of it. But what does that mean?

Let’s break it down phrase by phrase.

Disciple-makers. If you’re a follower of Christ, this is your call. The Great Commission says it clearly: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations...” (Matthew 28:19). There’s no greater mission or purpose in your life than to point others to Jesus Christ. We have the honor, privilege, and responsibility to represent Jesus to a lost world.

From all professions. The Great Commission isn’t just for church leaders. It isn’t just for the super spiritual people. It isn’t even just for missionaries. It’s for every Christ-follower. No matter what your job is, you have the chance (and again, calling) to make disciples of Jesus in your context.

Bringing God’s love to life. As you go through life, you can offer God’s love to anyone and everyone you meet. Does that mean constant preaching? Not necessarily. But be constantly aware of the opportunities God brings across your path to help others see His love.

In the world’s least-reached marketplaces. Every person everywhere needs to hear about God’s love. The world's least-reached marketplaces, though, are areas where the gospel is not present or is suppressed. To these places, someone needs to go because “how are they to believe in Him of whom they have not heard?” (Romans 10:14).

What does all this look like for my family?

We served as missionaries in the Philippines for four years, learning about cross-cultural ministry and building up a local church. “All professions” included us!

It also includes us in our upcoming role as business professionals. We’ve been seeking God’s direction for our next step after the Philippines. We’ve prayed ... a lot. We’ve researched ... a lot. We’ve sought input from others ... a lot. And God has led us to East Asia, where my husband will work for an engineering company.

While our day-to-day lives will look vastly different, our mission will remain the same. We will be disciple-makers, from a certain profession, bringing God’s love to life in a least-reached marketplace.

Hailee and her family are preparing to move to East Asia.

The people in this story are real, but their names have been changed to protect their privacy.

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