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"God is a sending God, a missionary God, who has called His people, the church, to be missionary agents of His love and glory... Although it is frequently stated "God’s church has a mission," according to missional theology, a more accurate expression is "God’s mission has a church" (Ephesians 3:7-13)."*
"Mission: We affirm that the missio Dei is the mission of the triune God to glorify Himself. God does so in this world by redeeming sinful humans and, in the future, restoring corrupted creation. The Father sent the Son to accomplish this redemption and sends the Spirit to apply this redemption to the hearts of men and women. Included in God’s mission is the missio ecclesia whereby He empowers the church for witness and service that leads to witness. Believers are called to share the gospel with people so they can come to know Christ. Moving from God, through the church, to the world, God’s redemptive work results in people of every tribe, tongue and nation responding in lifelong worship of the God. Ultimately the missio Dei will encompass all of creation when God creates a new heaven and new earth."*
*Excerpts from "Missional Manifesto"