- What is your reaction to being ambitious? Why are we often uncomfortable with the concept of ambition?
- What will hold us back from pursuing our ambitions? What will encourage us?
- What would be your personal ambitions? What would be some of the church ambitions?
'For it has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known’
Ambition is good and a mark of our humanity
Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Rather, as it is written: “Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.”
Mission Motivation - that Jesus alone will be glorified
Mission Momentum - where Christ is not known, the regions beyond
Mission Method - pioneering, preaching and planting
Practical outworking in Woking