In June I blogged on everyone embracing their role as an everyday missionary by leveraging their everyday opportunities for the gospel. This weekend I was spending some time reading over the archive from Dave Black's blog, http://daveblackonline.com/, and came across some quotes that I believe capture the shift that needs to take place in the thinking of missions in the church as a whole, specifically in my own background.
Here are some excerpts from Dave Black's blog:
In other words, once the idea that every Christian is a fulltime missionary is accepted, the work of missions will advance with much less hierarchy -- and much less wasted money. In time, I think we will see a new equilibrium emerge in which professionally-trained missionaries will work side-by-side with an army of volunteers in a low-friction environment that enhances cooperation.