(Today I’m featuring the first ever guest post on missionsmusings.com, written by Josh Heyward. You can also check out his blog or look him up on twitter. If you want to write a guest post for missionsmusings, here’s how.)
Missions. Many different things come to mind with this one word—a straw hut overseas, a spring break mission trip, inner city ministry, caring for the poor, etc. The fact of the matter is that the word “missions” means something different to each individual. Some relate very well to this term being that they are totally comfortable with being in an unfamiliar environment in order to serve other people, yet others run from the idea being that they fear being called to live in that straw hut overseas. Whatever the case, each individual’s understanding is different. I would, however like to discuss two key elements of missions to hopefully clear the muddy waters of such a diverse and crucial idea.