I came across this quote in Alan Hirsch's book The Forgotten Ways.
""From very early on, God had birthed into us a sense of missional obligation to those outside of the church...we somehow intuited that we were 'pregnant' with other churches that would reach unreached people groups in our city."
The only thing I would change about this quote is the word "obligation". (Pretty presumptuous of me to change anything about Alan's writing) I would change it to the word "opportunity." Although "obligation" perhaps better fits the Biblical precedence set for helping lost people find their way back to God. I like "opportunity" because the Jesus Mission no longer feels like my obligation as a Christ Follower. Helping people find their way back to God is feeling like the greatest joy of my life.
I can't think of any way better to reach as many people as possible with my life then to pour into the lives of other leaders who will then share Jesus with the world. Seriously, I've thought about it, and I can't think of any better way to spend my time. If you can think of a better way, let me know...no kidding here...please let me know.
In the meantime, ReachoutKC is pregnant... with triplets actually.