So mobilization is so much more than just recruitment. Recruitment would be trying to find people, prayer, finances to get to your programs going keep them going and, there’s nothing wrong with recruitment. It’s a privilege, isn’t it? When you find somebody who God has already been speaking to. They’ve already become aware of what God’s doing and they’re asking for action items, a way to get engaged and you get to help them step into their role in the commission. That’s amazing! I hope you have a whole lot more of that!
And yet as you’ve probably noticed, overall there is a lack of missions fruit in the Body of Christ, compared to all that needs to be done. And so if we’re going to talk about fruit let’s this just go with that analogy and talk about the whole tree. If you have a tree and it’s not bearing fruit, you could shout at the tree. I don’t think that would help. You could shake the tree. I don’t think that would help either. Where is the real problem? We have to deal with the root, not just the fruit. The real issue is down in the root system and if that changes there is going to be naturally more fruit. If that gets healthy there is going to be more fruit. So we as mobilizers are called not only to recruitment but to find ways to shift the worldview roots in the Body of Christ so that naturally there will be more prayer finances going more missions fruit.
We as mobilizers are called not only to recruitment but to find ways to shift the worldview roots in the Body of Christ so that naturally there will be more prayer, finances, going, more missions fruit
We could judge the tree. We could judge the body of Christ, but that’s not going to help a thing. We have to find ways to, in a life-giving way, shift what we’re thinking about God and His purposes. What we’re understanding about our role on the earth and then as those things shift in the roots there is just going to be a natural blossoming of more fruit in terms of missions giving, praying, going. All the things that are needed to fulfill the Great Commission. So yes, let’s continue to recruit, but we need to think long term also, we need to find ways to shift the worldview roots in the Body of Christ so that there will be more missions fruit.