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What is the Mission of the Church? Making the Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission

What is the Mission of the Church? Making the Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission

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Christians today define mission more broadly and variably than ever before. Are we, as the body of Christ, headed in the same direction or are we on divergent missions?

Some argue that the mission of the Church is to confront injustice and alleviate suffering, doing more to express God's love for the world. 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.



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DeYoung and Gilbert help us think carefully about what the church is sent into the world to do. Looking at the Bible's teaching, they explore the what, why, and how of the church's mission for today.



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Christians today define mission more broadly and variably than ever before. Are we, as the body of Christ, headed in the same direction or are we on divergent missions?

Some argue that the mission of the Church is to confront injustice and alleviate suffering, doing more to express God's love for the world. 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.


- Publisher

DeYoung and Gilbert help us think carefully about what the church is sent into the world to do. Looking at the Bible's teaching, they explore the what, why, and how of the church's mission for today.


- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Kevin Deyoung

Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, across the street from Michigan State University. A graduate of Hope College and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, he serves on the executive team of RCA Integrity, a renewal group within the Reformed Church of America. DeYoung is coauthor of Why We're Not Emergent and Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion. He has also written Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will.

Greg Gilbert

Greg Gilbert is senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and the author of What Is the Gospel? He holds degrees from Yale University (B.A.) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.).<BR><BR>

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4 stars By Charles, Oct 16 2012
In 'What is the mission of the Church?', Deyoung and Gilbert explore what the role of the Church is in society. Through some fantastic exegesis, they look at the relationship between social justice and the Gospel among other things, coming to the conclusion the mission of the Church is primarily to preach the Gospel and make disciples. It's a really fantastic book that gives good solid arguments from the Bible. Definitely worth a read, though at points it is quite academic. Which some will love and others may find challenging.
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  • Catalogue Code 332802
  • Product Code 9781433526909
  • ISBN 1433526905
  • EAN 9781433526909
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date Sep 2011
  • Sales Rank #67505
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.337kg

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