While I certainly knew about these before this week, it is helpful for me to be called back to them and to ask, as we do this important work, how the work before us will help us to better live into God's Mission.
The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ
~ To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
~ To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
~ To respond to human need by loving service
~ To seek to transform unjust structures of society
~ To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth