We are called to be a sent people, on mission, to the world, with Jesus, by the power of the Spirit, for the glory of the Father… this is Missio Christi.
Missio Christi is Latin for the mission or sending of Christ. Why Latin? Why not? In John 20:21 Jesus said, “As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” What we are trying to discover in this sermon series, and the forthcoming book, is what it means to be sent in the same way that Christ was sent?
We believe that Christ is still on mission in the world. The question is how can we join in this mission? What needs to change in order for us to begin to live for the grand purpose of God? What if we stopped trying to apply the Bibles to our lives and started applying our lives to the Bibles? What if the Church were to recapture her sense of sent-ness in the world? What if every Christian stopped seeing mission as something “those people do over there” and was liberated to be on mission in his or her immediate context by seeing it as “what we do right here”? These are our goals for this series and book.
What we are going to do is study the missional life of Christ in the Gospels. How Christ loved people, challenged people, touched people, cared for people, confronted people, and hung out with people. Then we will ask how we can do the same and thus experience Missio Christi in and through us, to the world around us.
Looking forward to discovering more of Christ with you this season!
Love and Blessings,