Caesar Kalinowski discusses proactive and reactive missions in communities.
He says, “What we found is we have both a proactive and a reactive mission opportunity. A proactive mission is where we says as a community we’re going to give our lives together to radically reorient our lives and incarnate amongst the people and make disciples amongst them specifically and we’re going to agree to do that together. Now that’s our proactive mission. We’re choosing that.
We also have a reactive mission opportunity, meaning things that just come up in life: People that we work with, maybe someone that’s outside our normal sphere of influence, but God gives up favor with. What do we do with those folks? Do we just ignore them? People often feel like they have to chose between the two when in reality we can have both.”