Here are six straightforward ideas to challenge middle (and upper) class Americans to reject opulence and excess while building the kingdom of God: Keep your high paying job and give the majority of your income away by living in a small house (not every kid deserves their own room) and driving modest cars (Chevy gets you there just as well as Lexus). Use your vacation time to go on a short term mission trip with your church or missions organization. Host international students from the local college or university during weekends or holidays. Start or join an urban ministry reaching … Continue reading 6 Ways to Be Middle Class and Mission-Minded
I actually used to pray that when I was a teenager. I didn’t want to go into ministry for the very reason of going to Africa. Well, if you’ve read anything here lately, you know I’ll be there twice in the next seven months and I’ll be living there for a year in ’09. Here’s a hilarious song by Scott Wesley Brown that probably communicates a lot of what middle-class Christian Americans feel in their hearts and pray with their mouths. May we all be challenged to fulfill the Great Commission in our generation. Continue reading Please Don’t Send Me to Africa!