We’ve each been called to walk with God on the streets of our cities and towns sharing his overcoming power with those who have been crushed by the world. God’s love goes full circle in missions.
The same call extends to those in worship ministry. Okay, but how?
Here is my definition for missions that I call the Five-Fingered-Approach-to-Handing-Someone-the-Gospel:
1. Meet people at their point of need
2. In your community
3. On a regular basis
4. To build relationships
5. Which lead to witnessing opportunities.
You can’t have a whole hand without all five fingers!
How can you take your worship ministry on mission?
• Provide weekly music activities in a city park, recreation center, multi-housing complex, or subdivision clubhouse. Provide guitar or keyboard or singing lessons for children, youth, or adults, or present a weekly children’s music activity.
• Adopt a neighborhood public school music program or community theatre and provide volunteers to usher or paint sets, lend them sound or lighting equipment, and offer a chaplain for their program.
• Lead each music-arts group within your worship ministry to adopt a mission: prisons, half-way houses, homeless shelters, schools, etc!
Finally, don’t settle for hit-n-run evangelism. Singing once a year at the Mall-is not bad, but those methods don’t qualify for real missions by this definition. Find a community setting where they can be on mission at least once a month as a group. Stay the course.