We need to ask, are we a selling church or a sending church?
No one talks about postmodern stuff because we are now already there
How do we make the transition from selling to sending?
- Begin to know the language of the people you want to reach
- Understand their culture
- Put yourself in proximity to people outside the church
We need to stop selling to people and start sending people. 10 percent are non-adopters. 10 percent are early adopters. Eighty percent of people in our church are waiting to be trained and sent
We need to share life with people. We are friendly but we don't love each other very much. diatribio--for skin to rub through skin because one is in close enough proximity
There is no real mission without proximity to those you are trying to reach