God has called us out of darkness of sin into the light of his salvation. Our first “mission” is captured perfectly in Susan Warner’s children’s song:
Jesus bids us shine with a clear, pure light,
Like a little candle burning in the night;
In this world of darkness, we must shine,
You in your small corner, and I in mine.
I am concerned about overwhelming God’s people today with grandiose visions of transforming culture along with accompanying strategic missions to change the world. In my humble opinion, the most strategic “mission” for orthodox, evangelical Christians today is to work hard on cultivating strong Christ-centered marriages and loving, stable families. That addresses the gravest crisis of our society and culture and will be a correcting, renewing social and cultural gospel effect. Beyond that, I would underscore what I said in #4 above: Go where God has called you.