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By Michael Frost.
In his new eBook with Exponential, The 5 Habits of Highly Missional People: Taking the BELLS Challenge to Fulfill the Mission of God, internationally recognized missiologist, author and Exponential East 2014 speaker Michael Frost fleshes out five habits and practices (BELLS: Bless, Eat, Listen, Learn, Sent) for actually living missional lives. In the article below, Frost focuses on habit No. 2 in his BELLS acrostic: Eat.
Since the beginning of the Christian movement, eating has been a central Christian practice. And not only eating sacramentally, as in the Eucharist, but eating missionally as a way to express love to all.
In every culture, the invitation to share a table is a profoundly meaningful one. The table is the great equalizer in relationships. When we eat together, we discover the inherent humanity of all people. We share stories. And hopes. And fears. And disappointments. People open up to each other. And we can open up to them to share the same things, including our faith in Jesus.
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Dennis Pethers explains a 3 step approach to sharing faith with others Encounter, engage and expand.
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With continuing persecution of Christians in Syria by Islamic militants,hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled the country. Others are struggling under persecution in Syria.
We often ask ‘What can I do?” As well as praying, here are things you can DO!
… a petition, and contacting our federal MPs and Senators.
Leaders of the church in Syria are asking for our help. Barnabas Fund, which supports persecuted Christians around the world and is led by Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, has launched a petition seeking immediate help from other nations – specifically recognition of the problems they are facing, for humanitarian help and to “Work towards and support only those outcomes in Syria that allow freedom, equality and justice for all without discrimination, recognising that core human rights including freedom of religion and belief are the only basis for a stable society.”
Click here for MORE information on the Barnabas Fund website about the situation and the petition and to view/print the petition.
To obtain the petition document – click here. Please print and copy it.
Although the petition is open until December 31, it is important that signatures are collected quickly so that prompt action can be generated. Send completed petition forms to
Barnabas Fund Australia, PO BOX 3527, Loganholme, QLD 4129