Discipleship is an ongoing, ever-evolving process. “Shift Work” is about making critical changes towards spiritual growth. We continually mature in Christ and as we do, our old self–our natural sin-flled self–sloughs of.

The Fifth Shift we need to make is to identify and begin working in our mission field.

Read through these statements and questions and reflect on each one. In your journal or notebook, record any thoughts or scripture verses that speak to you.

When Mary broke the alabaster jar over Jesus’ head, the disciples were angry and Jesus was pleased. What gift could you offer Him?
How might your actions affect the lives of people in your life? Would those people encourage or dissuade you?
Read over the list of habits and characteristics in Ephesians 5. Which ones exist in your life right now?
What shifts might you need to make to rid yourself of bad habits? In your own words, what does it mean to be “children of light”?
Your mission field exists where you live, work, learn and play. What nooks and crannies (opportunities) could you engage?
Who is “right in front of your face” and needs to hear the gospel? What method could you use to approach them?
What shift could you make to engage more fully in your mission field?

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