“Since we are in Christ, we have a missionary identity. We are adopted into a missionary family. We serve a missionary God. Mission becomes part of our identity, because our Father is a missionary God and we resemble him as a child of God. So, the church is a missionary church, with missionary people, that do missionary things for the glory of a missionary God. It is who we are and it is also what we do. Mission is not something we tack on to the list of options as Christian. It is what we are commissioned to do and something we must commit ourselves to pursue with all of our abilities. Mission is not just smehting we do, but something we are.” Scott Thomas, Gospel Coach, p. 61.