In his book Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People, author Michael Frost calls for followers of Christ to live “questionable” lives. No, he is not asking them to cut moral corners; rather, Frost is calling for believers to live their lives in a way that prompts questions about their faith. “If all believers are leading the kinds of lives that evoke questions from their friends, then opportunities for sharing faith abound,” he writes.
Frost outlines five missional habits which can lead to others to ask believers these kinds of questions. Here are his suggestions:
Bless —I will bless three people this week — at least one of whom is not a member of our church.
Eat — I will eat with three people this week — at least one of whom is not a member of our church.
Listen — I will spend at least one period of the week listening for the Spirit’s voice.
Learn — I will spend at least one period of the week learning Christ.
Sent — I will journal throughout the week all the ways I alerted others to the universal reign of God through Christ.
To learn more about these five missional habits, read Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People. The book is published by NavPress and is available from NavPress.com and Amazon.com.