Mission Trip To Christianity

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Sunday worship service, Bible study groups, and different kinds of fellowship in the church all show that the importance of togetherness for Christians. Some churches offer free meals or events for everyone to show the hospitality of Christians. It is important to welcome newcomers and care about them. However, though it is safe to stay inside of the church and have connections with the brothers and sisters in the church, Jesus command all of us to make disciples of all nation. It is not necessary to go to another country or even another continent to share God’s love like a lot of missionaries do, but beginning to communicate with non-Christian friends is a good practice to fulfill personal missionary responsibility as Jesus commanded. Interreligious …show more content…
A short-term mission trip is a good start for Christians to make friends with interreligious or intercultural friends. It also prepare the participants to know missionary work better. However, there is a “marked divide between scholars and practitioners, between missiology and short-term mission.” Problems may happen like our mission trip to Maine. Fortunately, though some of the team members were not happy on that day, they forgot about it quickly. Since missionary work requires relationship-building. It is necessary for mission trip members, and actually, for all the Christians to know how to build up relationships with people outside of the …show more content…
Some services church provided are limited within the church. Eucharist, for example, is limited to the church members in some churches. As Jesus’ body and blood is for everyone in the world, limited the communion to the church members is not a way to show hospitality. Third, each congregation has its own culture based on the social and educational backgrounds. A study shows that “it is difficult to discern whether or not we should embrace or censure any particular aspect of culture until we have tried to understand it on its own terms.” Some traditional Christians find it is hard to communicate with a non-Christian culture because they do not really understand them. It is not necessary to learn all non-Christian cultures. But stepping out our comfort zone is the beginning of making disciples. Fourth, those churches with sufficient financial support can provide money for the missionary work, either the training program before the mission trip or the reflection meeting when the mission trip is completed. Christians in this kind of church are more likely to make friends than those who participate in conservative and financial-limited

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