Mission is much bigger than what we are called to do.
Our mission as believers is to live our lives just like Jesus.
We must seek to embody His perspective of the world,
His posture, His expression, His preparation, & His purpose
in coming to make all things new.
“Our mission has not life of its own: only in the hands of the sending God can it truly be called mission. Mission is thereby seen as a movement from God to the world; the church is viewed as an instrument for that mission. There is church because there is mission, not vice versa. To participate in mission is to participate in the movement of God’s love toward people, since God is a fountain of sending love.”
Our perspective is that, while we do good & learn about living on mission through immersion experiences, we are expected to participate in the movement of God’s love toward people every day of our lives just like Jesus.
Our posture helps us see God, ourselves & others, just like Jesus. We consider ourselves less & attempt to give dignity back to those who have lost it.
God’s purpose for humanity is to live with them in perfect unity & peace. Our purpose is do everything in our power to seek justice & restore peace just like Jesus.
Just like Jesus, we express the nature of God as we create & join Him in making all things new. We use every tool & skill we have to proclaim good news for the poor, & we strive to encourage the God-given creativity in others.
Our preparation for mission requires our whole self – our minds, hearts, & bodies. Just like Jesus spent 30 years & 40 days in preparation for his time of ministry, we must also take time to learn & train properly to do mission as well as we can.