Still lost in the book of Acts. It feels like I'm reading it for the first time.
Two glaring disconnects between what we call "mission/missional" and the early Christian movement.
1. Words. Acts is built around the theme of the progress of God's word. The book is dominated by speeches. Only one of which is given to believers.
So why are we so reluctant to proclaim the gospel?
2. Movement. There's an urgency about the spread of the gospel in Acts. Whenever the disciples settled down, God unsettled them and they keep moving.
So why do we place such an emphasis on settled "missional communities"?