Basic Tools 14: “Mission” and “Missionary” as Good Words

Remove some roadblocks.

What’s in a word? “Mission” and “missionary” are good words but they carry a lot of excess baggage. They are bad words for many. Find out if this is true for the people you are about to work with. If it is a bad word for them, try the following.

Let’s clear it up by making two lists. Brainstorm:

1. What is bad about mission and missionaries?

2. What is good about mission and missionaries?

We work from the good list. This is God’s New Day and it is a new day for mission and missionaries.