you are in a foreign land

"Imagine you woke up one day to discover that you were a missionary in a foreign land. the language, culture, worldview and values are all unfamiliar. Fortunately you are part of a team. What are you going to do? Together you are going to learn the language and culture. You are going to explore how the Bible story interacts with the outlook of the people around you. You are going to try to connect with them at a relational level.... We are in a missionary situation... We cannot assume people feel any need or obligation to attend church. We cannot even assume we understand the culture. We need to operate as missionaries in a foreign land."

Steve Timmis & Tim Chester, Everyday Church