Video: Michael Frost – Rethinking Witness from 2014 East

Michael Frost | Runtime: 25 minutes

In this main session from Exponential East 2014, Michael Frost, author, missiologist and director of The Tinsley Institute, unpacks what it means to “be missional” through living a “questionable life.”

What does it mean to be missional? Doing good works, acts of kindness in the neighborhood? Does “being missional” come at the expense of evangelism?

Frost reflects on a quote commonly attributed to Francis of Assisi: “Preach the gospel. Use words if necessary.” Frost cites missiologist David Bosch’s response, “Of course, words are necessary. Unexplained deeds, in themselves, do not constitute the mission of God’s people.”

Michael Frost affirms, “If we don’t ever get an opportunity to announce the name of Jesus, declare that he is King, rules over all and demands allegiance of every man, woman and child, then we are not being missional.”

Some key highlights:

  • A two-pronged approach to evangelism (Col. 4:2-6)
  • Evangelists boldly proclaim
  • The rest of us must be “ready to give an answer”
  • Are you living a “questionable life?” Is anyone asking you “why?”
  • A surprising shoe store salesman
  • A Southern Baptist attends a margarita-poker party

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