Step 3

Missional Community

Integrating Being and Doing: The Church as God’s New Society for Mission

In today’s world, where skills and fame are highly valued, the church often separates doing missions and being the church. But Scripture shows us that the church’s daily life and its role in the community are key parts of its mission. What the church does and what it is should go hand in hand; this is God’s plan for His church.

‘A church which preaches the cross must itself be marked by the cross.’ – The Lausanne Covenant

Missional Community

“You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:13-16

Collaborative Action

Every afternoon of the congress, you as a congress participant will be invited to engage in Collaborate sessions. These sessions are designed to help you:

  • Process what is currently happening in the world
  • Discern what should be happening
  • Prayerfully seek to close these ‘Great Commission gaps’
  • Commit to a process of collaborative action through organic teams that will be launched beyond the congress.

Here are some resources to help you better prepare you for the Collaborate sessions.

The State of the Great Commission brings together the best global data and key strategic thinkers to understand where the greatest gaps and opportunities are for the Great Commission’s fulfilment.

State of The Great Commission Report

At different steps on our Journey to the Congress, we will be releasing sections of the State of the Great Commission Report for you to read and engage with. The report’s findings urge us to ask critical questions about the state of global mission and the future direction of our evangelical efforts

Interact & Engage