(Thanks Pastor Tom for the link!)
In the book Live Sent: You Are a Letter,
Jason Dukes lays out 10 questions to help Christians discern whether or
not they are operating with a missional mindset. I’ve adapted and
explained them below. Challenging words!
1. When you speak of church, what prepositions do you use?
2. When you think of missions, do you think of a mission trip to a
distant city and a service project in your own community or do you think
about daily life among your family, neighbors, and coworkers?
3. What is your common declaration about lost people around you? “Can
you believe the way those people act?” OR “When can you come over for
4. Is my tendency to disengage from culture and retreat into safer, more
Christian environments? Or is it to engage culture even amidst
discomfort and danger?
5. When you hear “make disciples,” do you think of a classroom or your relationships?
6. Do you spend a lot of time wondering whether you should quit your job
to surrender to ministry? Or do you simply live to minister to anyone
and everyone where you are currently?
7. When you think of a friend who needs help, do you think, “I need to
get him to see the pastor” OR “I wonder what I can do to help”?
8. When you think of heaven, do you think “kingdom come” or “kingdom is here”?
9. Do you think godliness is measured with a mirror or within community?
10. Do you have a lost friend who would actually introduce you as his or her friend?