Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

John Howard Yoder on What it Means to be Missional


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“The political novelty that God brings into the world is a community of those who serve instead of ruling, who suffer instead of inflicting suffering, whose fellowship crosses social lines instead of reinforcing them. This new Christian community in which the walls are broken down not by human idealism or democratic legalism but by the work of Christ is not only a vehicle of the gospel or only a fruit of the gospel; it is the good news. It is not merely the agent of mission or the constituency of a mission agency. This is the mission.” – John Howard Yoder The Royal Priesthood

How does Yoder’s understanding of mission correlate with your understanding?  How does this understanding of being missional shape how we ought to approach mission?


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