I was at a Passion conferance a few years back and at that time I was on the road preaching full-time, and proud of it. One night at the conferance Louie was talking about how throughout the ages God had used normal people to change the world and then he said, ” Preachers probobaly will not change the world.” I was like OUCH…come on dude, show a fellow preacher some love. When I thought about it more his comment made sense. Sure we know about alot of “ministers” that have done some cool things. But what about all the people that have normal jobs, but use that job as thier opportunity to be missional and live for the glory of God in the marketplaces of the world. A freind of mine that I work with has a quote at the end of each e-mail he sends as part of his signature. Check it out and let me know what you think….
“The chief agents in the expansion of Christianity appear not to have been those who made it a profession or a major part of their occupation, but men and women who earned their livelihood in some purely secular manner and spoke of their faith to those whom they met in this natural fashion.”
— Kenneth Scott Latourette, A History of the Expansion of Christianity