Gospel Mission pertains to equipping one another, by the Spirit, to engage in God’s mission of love and transformation in our everyday lives as well as collectively as church. We aim to…
- Foster in all our hearts (as individuals and as a community) a deep desire for God’s mission that keeps us from being distracted by unimportant matters or our own selfishness.
- Equip one another to share the faith and make disciples in every sphere of life.
- Encourage and equip one another to be led by the Spirit as we live out our faith in our particular spheres of life (job, neighborhood, hobbies, etc.)
- To meet physical, spiritual and emotional needs with the love of Jesus.
- To engage the youth in God’s mission.
- Raise up, support, pray for and encourage disciple makers and church planters in the towns around us.
- Raise up, support, pray for and encourage cross cultural missionaries.
Resources and Tools for Gospel Mission
Bible Texts to Dwell on
Disclaimer: Some of the content in these resources may be very provocative. DBC does not endorse everything in every single resource below. The purpose of posting these provocative videos are to cause one to wrestle with what it really means to follow Jesus and be the church.
Introduction to Missional Living/Disciple making
- Every Disciple Making Disciples and every church planting churches (David Platt)
- Rethinking Church (Francis Chan)
- No Place Left Documentary
- Prayer Knocking (The whole thing is good, but start at 5:20 for his spiel on prayer knocking)
- Sharing your testimony I would say try to develop a one minute and five minute version of your testimony
- 3 Circles
Short Videos – Overview of Discipleship
- This is Discipleship
- The Missional Church: Simple
- The Missional Church: Simple – (Short Video on Discipleship/ Model Airplane)
- The Commands of Christ (No Place Left)
- Gospel Spheres (Zach Sommerlot)
- 7 Commands of God (No Place Left)
- 4-Fields Training (No Place Left)
- 411 Training (No Place Left)
- Building Missional Communities (Jeff Vanderstelt)
- Timothy Pastoral Apprenticeship
- No Place Left
- Ed Stetzer’s Blog
- Neil Cole’s Blog (I do not endorse all of Cole’s Theology but his work is very helpful)
- Steve Addison’s Movements
- Don’t Waste your Life by John Piper
- “Crazy Love”- Francis Chan
- “Radical” – David Platt
- Organic Church – Neil Cole
- Simple Church
- Total Church by Steve Timmis
- “Everyday Church“- Steve Timmis and Tim Chester
- When Helping Hurts by Brian Fikkert and John Perkins
Cross Cultural Missions
- “Operation World“
- “Window on the World” (Geared towards Kids)-
- “Let the Nations be Glad”- John Piper
- “The Insanity of Obedience“- Nik Ripkin
- “To the Golden Shores, the Life of Adoniram Judson“- Courteny Aderson
- “John Paton, You will be eaten by worms“- John Piper (Free E-book)
- “Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secrate“-
Biographies (Sermons/ Conference Messages)
- “How few there are who die so well (Adoniram Judson“- John Piper
- “You will be eaten by Cannibles, Lessons from the life of John. G. Paton“- John Piper