Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

Bonhoeffer’s Missiological Approach

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I appreciate how Richard Bliese summarized Bonhoeffer’s missional emphasis in his chapter Bonhoeffer and the Great Commission, in the book that he and Van Gelder edited called, Evangelizing¬† Church.

1. There is mission with the view from inside: renewal
The church in ongoing reform and obedience to Christ alone

2. There is mission with the view from below: suffering
We must see history from the perspective of the powerless and oppressed

3. There is mission with the view from the outside: embrace
How can Christ be Lord of the religionless?

4. There is mssion with the view from the world: solidarity

Christ is present in the world and for the world

5. There is mission with the view from the cruiciform center: the cross
The faith that will make a mark in the world carries a cross


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