The Vehicle For Mission

The Vehicle For Mission

You and I are privileged of God to live in a time when more people, in more places of the world, are ready to respond to the gospel than at any time in all of human history. It is this very truth that should compel us to be more reflective of our participation in this cause of God in Jesus Christ because the times demand our best. The United Pentecostal Church International presently has around a million adherents in US…

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The People of God and Mission

The People of God and Mission

God is a person, not a theological principle, so he shows up in people’s stories. We can abstract those stories into principles that help us comprehend him: that’s fine, but God is found not in the principles but in the stories. God is known through people and their stories. He always planned to be known through people. We are people whose stories reflect (image) God to each other. Israel’s calling was to be the people through whom other nations would…

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God and Mission

God and Mission

Why is Mission important? The simple answer is because it is very important to God. The first question ever asked in the Bible is a Mission question… “Adam, where art thou?” (Genesis 3:9) What we see is God reaching out to Adam and Eve, not to abruptly judge them but to first seek a way for redemption. God demands Mission and a complete understanding of Mission requires a look on the essential nature of God. We begin, then, where mission…

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Defining a Biblical Apostolic Missiology

Defining a Biblical Apostolic Missiology

Mission is one of the central themes that propels the narrative of Scripture. To understand “mission,” one must consider its function within the entirety of the biblical narrative. It is proper to lay a biblical foundation for Mission before we address the need to do Mission.   A) WHAT IS MISSION AND MISSIOLOGY?   The term mission springs from the words “missio” (singular) and “missiones” (plural) which are Latin translations of the Greek “apostellein,” used in Mark 6:7 as “sent.”…

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