car-engineHaving spent a little time with Mike Breen in the past … and having read a few of his books … what he says resonates with me.

God did not design us to do Kingdom mission outside of the scope of intentional, biblical discipleship and if we don’t see that, we’re fooling ourselves.  Mission is under the umbrella of discipleship as it is one of the many things that Jesus taught his disciples to do well.  But it wasn’t done in a vacuum outside of knowing God and being shaped by that relationship, where a constant refinement of their character was happening alongside of their continued skill development (which included mission).