Solutions that Inspire

Do you know which themes connect best with the people you’d like to see join God’s mission in the world? Our Mission Gap research revealed phrases that inspire, some that discourage, and even some that generate little to no response of any kind. Just as Christ approached men on a boat and invited them to be “fishers of men,” this research can help direct the way we invite Believers into His mission.


For this part of the research, we tested SIX common themes often used to motivate Jesus followers for prayer, service or support of Christ’s mission.


Solutions that Inspire

The following THREE messages connected strongly with Jesus followers for presenting missions as a solution to world problems. Of course, results varied by culture. Don’t think of these as phrases to copy and paste, but as a way of framing your message to inspire.

Jesus is the Example
In all things good and right, Jesus is the best example. We look to His standard for inspiration to carry light and hope to the world. Only through His example and by His grace, His word and His power may we transform lives.

At Any Cost
Our conviction to follow Jesus fuels our passion to love the world no matter what. We will go to any length, cross any boundary, and strive to reach every person in order to share the hope that can only be found in Him.

You are Uniquely Shaped
Every person who has chosen to follow Jesus was specially made to help fulfil His greater purpose. Every facet of who we are and where God has placed us should guide an authentic response for spreading His good news to others.

Darwish mosque, Amman Jordan.

Other Tested Solutions

The following THREE messages did not connect well with Jesus followers in most cultures.

Innovative Missions
There is a new way to address the world’s problems. It is clear that former methods alone are no longer effective, and only by being bold with new, creative solutions can we make a difference for His kingdom.

We Enable Disciples to Thrive
We are built to help every Jesus follower find their place in the greatest cause in the history of the world—sharing the love of Jesus. We prepare, excite and unleash others to boldly live for His name where it is not yet worshipped.

High-level Mission
We live out the same mission that Jesus has been carrying since He first created mankind. That is to genuinely love the world with urgency, loyalty and fearless passion so that hope and fulfilment may be shared with all.

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,”Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

Matthew 4:18-20 (NIV)