If it is true that God is already at work in the world in places where God’s people have not yet gone (you can read about that HERE, HERE, and HERE), then it’s incumbent upon us to find out where God is at work, and get involved. That’s God’s invitation to us: “I’m doing stuff in the world and in people’s lives! Join me!”
But how do we discover what God is up to? It can’t be only the pastor’s responsibility. The pastor is only one person (maybe two or three people in a multi-staff church). In order to discover what God is doing in the world, the whole church needs to be involved. All of God’s people are invited to discover what God is doing “out there.”
The question is, how do we help church members pay attention to what God is doing out there? How do we help them tune in to the Spirit of God at work in the lives of the people they interact with every day?