The Local Church and Mission

OnMission 2017

How will your local congregation influence the world for Christ? In this video from OnMission 2017, Ted Esler, President of Missio Nexus, reminds us that the Church was global 2000 years before the world started talking about globalization. The Church is uniquely positioned today to fulfill the Great Commission. 

Dr. Ted Esler is the President of Missio Nexus, which seeks to advance the effectiveness of the Great Commission community in North America in global mission. Ted is a part of The Living Room Orlando, a house church network in Orlando, Florida. He has B.S. in Computer Science, an M.T.S. in Theology, and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies. With his family, he has served as a missionary in Belize, Croatia, and Bosnia. He formerly served in leadership at Pioneers before working at Missio Nexus. Ted is the author of Overwhelming Minority. Ted and his wife, Annette, have five children.

As you watch this session, take notes and write down thoughts about how this session can impact your ministry.

Which of Ted's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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With its pervasiveness, decentralized structure, and incredible resources, the Church is uniquely positioned to fulfill the Great Commission. We must intentionally give careful thought to how our local congregations will influence the world for Christ.

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