Missions Is Not What We Do

by csnyder 2. August 2012 06:07

Missions is not what we do.  For years I was encouraging people to be involved with missions.  Although that sounds good, getting people to do something productive in helping spread the good news; I think that I, along with many people, had missed the point.

Getting people to do missions is like getting people to breath.  Breathing is a natural bi-product of life.  It is necessary and something that healthy bodies do.  Only bodies that are sick or injured need to be helped to breath.  This is where the problem lies, the body of Christ is not always healthy.  The problem with people "doing missions" is the sympton and not the problem.  When people know their true identity in Christ and all that He has done for them and a world that He loves and died for on the cross, they will want to share the good news with everyone.

We are seeing the results of this as we minister around the world the GOOD NEWS of Christ's death, burial and resurrection with a desperate and dying world.  We are seeing people say I want to believe and know a God, (Jesus) that loves me enough to die for me and give me His life.  We are also seeing many churches that have never worked together on any level coming together around the Grace of our Lord Jesus.  Missions is not what you do, it is who you are.  KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

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Craig Snyder has been married to Jonni Gooden Snyder for 37 years.  He has three grown sons and one grown daughter.  He has eight grandchildren.

Craig has been in full time ministry since 1974, having been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has pastored for over 25 years.

Craig has ministered  with Grace Walk Ministries since 2001 and serves as Director of Missions and also pastors a home church.  He travels extensively in Latin America, and the U.S. and Canada sharing the Grace Walk of our Lord Jesus Christ.