The summer edition of the Church of England’s The Reader magazine was all about pioneer ministry. The article on pages 8-9 ‘What is Pioneer Ministry?’ was particularly interesting.
Our motivation is not primarily to get more people into church or to increase our level of income so we can keep the church going but simply to love those people outside the church enough to want to share Jesus with them.
Geoff Willis, chaplain evangelist at Lee Abbey when we were there back in the 1990s, always used to ask ‘Do we have any good news worth sharing? Do we have anyone worth sharing it with?’. Unless we can answer yes to both those then we are in deep trouble!