What is the mission of the church kevin deyoung

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What is the Mission of the Church? Part 2

Are we, as the body of Christ, headed in the same direction or are we on divergent missions? Others are concerned that the church is in danger of losing its God-centeredness and thereby emphasize the proclamation of the gospel. It appears as though misunderstanding of mission persists. Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert believe there is a lot that evangelicals can agree on if only we employ the right categories and build our theology of mission from the same biblical building blocks. Explaining key concepts like kingdom, gospel, and social justice, DeYoung and Gilbert help us to get on the same page—united by a common cause—and launch us forward into the true mission of the church. Table of Contents:.

DeYoung and Gilbert help us think carefully about what the church is sent into the world to do. He is the author of What Is the Gospel? In What is the Mission of the Church? I believe these men are correct. Much ink has been spilled of late promoting the social agenda and a good book challenging missional thinking drawing us back to Scripture to carefully analyze such thinking was needed. This is that book. It is well done, carefully researched, scripturally based, and extremely practical.

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Not only do they contend that such expansive definitions go beyond what the Bible sets down, but practically energy is expended in places of lesser importance. The result is usually guilt, burn out, and general disappointment. DeYoung and Gilbert set about their case by first asking where the church should go to understand its mission statement. They consider the more recent proposals of missional thinkers in starting with such texts as Genesis —3 the call of Abraham , Exodus —6 Israel at Mt. DeYoung and Gilbert argue that this traditional text does give the church a clear mission statement, and that task is focused on the verbal proclamation of the gospel.

I'm passionate about missiology and I am passionate about theology. So, when a discussion emerges at the intersection of those issues, I listen, learn, and occasionally opine. I will be sharing my review in a bit, but I thought some of the early reactions would help those unaware of the dialogue. In short, DeYoung and Gilbert seek to clarify what the mission of the church actually is. I've reviewed the book and will share that review in my next post. When my review is published, I will link it here.


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