Hopefully, Pastor Aaron’s sermon this past Sunday got everyone fired up about the mission. I just wanted to pass on a few things from Desiring God Ministries.
First, Aaron mentioned a book called Let the Nations Be Glad, by John Piper. It contains many profound insights (especially the definition of a “people group” and how that affects the mission). I think it would be very helpful to have the vision of that book ingrained in RVC’s fabric.
Secondly, DGM is putting on a conference at the end of September called “Finish the Mission.” You can guess what it’s about. It would be nice if some folks went up there, especially for the purpose of casting a vision for our role and networking with like-minded believers.
And lastly, John Piper preached a sermon at Wheaton College a long time ago called Doing Missions When Dying is Gain. I’ve probably listened to it a dozen times and can quote stretches of it verbatim (“Will you please join me in reversing American Evangelical priorities?”). I hope you have time to listen to it and that it will ignite a passion for goers and senders.