Spiritual Life and Leadership

56. The Fundamentals of God's Mission, with Jim Mullins, author of The Symphony of Mission

October 28, 2019
Spiritual Life and Leadership
56. The Fundamentals of God's Mission, with Jim Mullins, author of The Symphony of Mission
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Spiritual Life and Leadership
56. The Fundamentals of God's Mission, with Jim Mullins, author of The Symphony of Mission
Oct 28, 2019
Markus Watson
Show Notes

Jim Mullins recently wrote The Symphony of Mission: Playing Your Part in God’s Work in the World, which focuses on the ways we have been called to participate in God's mission of restoring healing and wholeness in the world.  In today’s episode, Jim and I talk about the basic “notes” of God’s mission (going with the "symphony" metaphor), which come from chapter 2 of Jim's book.  The question Jim answers is, what basic elements are fundamental to our participating in God’s mission of restoration in the world? 

 

THIS EPISODE'S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Jim Mullins is Pastor of Theological and Vocational Formation at Redemption Tempe and the Director of the  Faith, Work, and Rest Initiative for the Surge Network.
  • Jim Mullins is also the author of The Symphony of Mission: Playing Your Part in God’s Work in the World.
  • The Symphony of Mission as a metaphor is meant to capture the idea that we all have a part to play in the mission of God.
  • Christ is the composer and conductor of this great song of the gospel that is being played to the nations.  And we, as his people, are called to find our instrument, our place in that symphony.
  • The basic “notes” (i.e., the fundamental elements) of God’s mission are:
    • With – Mission must include incarnational presence
    • From – Mission must be empowered by the Spirit
    • And – Mission must be comprehensive in scope
    • Us – Mission must be communal
    • Be – Mission must include a distinct way of life
    • Why – Mission must be motivated by love
  • Living into God’s mission in these fundamental ways really must begin with the last one—love.
  • A Symphony of Mission is available wherever books are sold.  Jim recommends purchasing it at www.heartsandminds.com.
  • Also, check out Jim’s podcast, Faith, Work, and Rest.

 

RELEVANT RESOURCES AND LINKS

 

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