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What Is the Mission of the Church?

Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission
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Addressing mission, evangelism, and social justice, two pastors draw readers to the Bible's teaching on some contentious matters.

Social justice and mission are hot topics today: there's a wonderful resurgence of motivated Christians passionate about spreading the gospel and caring for the needs of others. But in our zeal to get sharing and serving, many are unclear on gospel and mission. Yes, we are called to spend ourselves for the sake of others, but what is the church's unique priority as it engages the world?

DeYoung and Gilbert write to help Christians "articulate and live out their views on the mission of the church in ways that are theologically faithful, exegetically careful, and personally sustainable." Looking at the Bible's teaching on evangelism, social justice, and shalom, they explore the what, why, and how of the church's mission. From defining "mission," to examining key passages on social justice and their application, to setting our efforts in the context of God's rule, DeYoung and Gilbert bring a wise, studied perspective to the missional conversation.

Readers in all spheres of ministry will grow in their understanding of the mission of the church and gain a renewed sense of urgency for Jesus' call to preach the Word and make disciples.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781433526909
    • Manufacturer: Crossway Books
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781433526909
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2011
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Kevin DeYoung
    • Author: Greg Gilbert
    • Page Count: 288
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.80 pounds
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