Monday, July 14, 2008

What's the Mission

As you can see on the right side of the blog, I am reading Will Mancini's, Church Unique. I just finished chapter 12 and wanted to share one sentence. "Being confronted with the need to know one's mission would force millions of us to reexamine who we are and what we're really about."

That is a really impactful sentence for what we are doing at University, especially in the area of discipleship. Our mission as Christians is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. As a church, if we are constantly reminding ourselves of that, it really causes us to think about what we do in the life of the church day in and day out.

As a church, we do a lot of things. A lot of those things are really great. But there are always things that we do that do not stand up to the bright light or missional examination. In other words, too often we ask why we are doing something and the answer is not, "because it makes disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."

Church Unique is a good read. I will post a full review when I am done.
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