This week we are having intensive seminars on mission. This is a pertinent topic when thinking about the emerging church as it is often cited as a reason for engaging with postmodernism.
So a starting point to think about. The word ‘mission’ as meaning ‘sending people out to proselytise’ has only been used for the last four centuries. The Latin term originates in the doctrine of the trinity to describe how Jesus proceeds from the Father. Mission is the work that God is doing. The rest of us are an addition to that.
So stop worrying, it’s all under control. He’s got it covered!