Friday, January 4, 2013

Epiphany '13: Mission Focus

During Advent this year we placed our focus on our collective longing for someone to come and fix our broken world. In Christmas, we find that that someone is Jesus Christ, God born into our flesh. He is the person who has come to fix our world.

This Epiphany we will find that Jesus is now deputizing us, His church, to be the ambassadors of his kingdom which is extending throughout the world. Thus, as he departed from us at the end of his first advent he gave the Church a mission. In Matthew 28:18-20, a text that we remember every week at Christ Our King, the Lord Jesus gives us, the Church, our Great Commission  There Jesus says to us, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And behold, I will be with you always, even to the end of the age."

Therefore this Epiphany at Christ Our King, we will be focusing on what it means to be a missional church - a church seeking to fulfill our great co-mission. In this six week series we will look to several biblical texts to flesh out our church's mission. Through this we hope to define our mission, focus our mission and also gain encouragement in setting out to accomplish our mission.

January 6 - Defining the Mission of the Church
January 13 - The Foundation of Our Mission
January 20 - Living Out Our Mission
January 27 - The Focus of Our Mission
February 3 - The Boundaries of Our Mission
February 10 - The Glory of Our Mission

Join us as we explore the mission of the church together!