In the post, Wayne publishes an email that he received from a man who is planning to leave his position as a full-time missionary to Russia in which he was supported by a mission board. Why? To be a full-time missionary.
Doesn’t make sense? Well, maybe this snippet will help:
My wife and I will continue to visit Russia, but as business people, not missionaries. We are now setting up a business there, as an extension of our U.S. coaching business. This group of life and business coaches I work with want to help believers in very corrupt societies, like Russia, become coaches to help develop the character and even spiritual lives of business people there, but doing it through legitimate businesses, not fronts for ministry. After all, isnâ€™t life ministry?
You see, the man is beginning to work as an executive coach, “helping people with their goals, character, relationships and balance in life.” He’s beginning to see how his “business” can be used by God. Thus, he plans to continue working as a full-time missionary in his business.
Yes, life is ministry, if we choose to live it for others instead of for ourselves. And, I believe, most Christians would find that God can and will use your “secular” business to build his kingdom… if you allow him to.
You see, “full-time ministry” is not a myth. The myth is that God only calls some of his children to full-time ministry.