The Practice of RISK-TAKING MISSION AND SERVICE Matthew 16:24-25
Mission and Service refers to projects, efforts, and work people do to make a positive difference in the lives of others for the purposes of Christ, whether or not they will ever become part of the community of faith.
Mission and Service includes activities such as clean up and reconstruction after disasters, after-school programs for at-risk children, food banks, and soup kitchens.
Risk-taking pushes us out of our comfort zone, stretching us beyond service to people we already know, exposing us to people, situations, and needs that we would never ordinarily encounter apart from our deliberate intention to serve Christ.
Risk-Taking Mission and Service involves the efforts to alleviate suffering and injustice to improve the conditions of others in the name of Christ.