Sometimes we think the way to engage people in mission is to make sure we get the right information to them.
If we just preach the Bible, people will evangelize.
If we show people the commands in Scripture to care for the poor, people will develop a heart for mercy ministry.
If we make people aware of our need for more volunteers, people will sign up.
In other words, we perceive a knowledge problem. People need to know how to apply the Scriptures better, and once they know what they need to do, they’ll do it.
Not So Fast
But this isn’t the way long-term change takes place. Most of the time, when we are marked by missional apathy, it’s not that we don’t know what we ought to be doing; it’s…