As part of a series, we are asking guests at Global Ministries offices in NYC to share their definition of mission. We ask each guest two questions: “What is mission?” and “Why is mission necessary?”
The visitors come from throughout the global connection. So far, we’ve spoken with young adult missionaries, retired and active bishops, global missionaries, church executives, a mission finance officer, and a child of two missionaries. While their answers vary, they commonly refer to the idea of mission as a “calling” to be in service with others.
Laura Wise, a mission intern serving as a mission communicator with Global Ministries, has conducted most of the interviews.
God’s desire to see all of creation redeemed and restored to His original design.
the church’s effort to relate people to church.
where God places you at any given point in time.
Sharing ideas and learning from one another about what works and where God is calling us to be as a community.
what we as Christians, all of us, not just the commissioned missionaries are called to do.
What is your definition of mission?
Theology of Mission
The Mission Theology statement guides Global Ministries’ participation in the Missio Dei
. The statement frames Global Ministries’ role within the denominational mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
Read the Theology of Mission