The habits of a faith sharer

5-Habits-340x544The Five Habits of  Highly Missional People, is a book written by Michael Frost about the BELLS method for sharing your faith. It is a “handy tool for mobilizing Christians up, in and out into mission. That is, up into deeper connection with the Triune God; in to a stronger sense of community with other believers; and out into the neighborhood.” 1

The books sets out “a simple, easy-to-adopt set of habits that unleash essential missional values like engagement with neighbours, connection with each other, a deeper experience of God’s leading, a stronger understanding of the Gospel, and a framework for identifying ourselves as missionaries.“2

This reasonably short, useful book sets out both the why, and how-to of this principle and could be worked through as a group, or an individual. It also includes an “Accountability Form” at the end to help you work through some practical actions steps to begin implementing the BELLS principle of habits in your life.

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1, 2: Quotes from Michael Frost in the introduction to “The Five Habits of Highly Missional People”

Slow Cooked Evangelism

The mission of God is concerned with alerting people to his universal reign through Christ. One of the ways we join him in that enterprise is through the verbal announcement of that reign. We must see evangelism in this broader context, but we need to be careful not to assume that unexplained action is evangelistic. (more…)