Mission, Evangelism, Outreach
The Great Commandment (Leviticus 19:9-18, Matthew 22:34-40)
TREASURE – the fifth mark of Mission: Strive to look after all creation. (Genesis 1:20-31)
TRANSFORM – the fourth mark of Mission: Work against injustice in our society, to challenge violence of every kind and work for peace and reconciliation. (Luke 6:27-38, Zechariah 8:14-23) Discussion points:Is attempting to transform the unjust structures of society integral to our call as…
TEND – the third mark of Mission: respond to the needs of people by loving service. Luke 10:25-37 – The Parable of the Good Samaritan
TEACH – the second mark of Mission: teach, baptise and encourage new believers. (Luke 24:36-49 , Romans 12:1-18) There are two types of teaching in the New Testament: kerygma (proclamation) and didache (instruction). Kerygma is the message of the Good News, while didache is what is expected of us in order to live out the Gospel in our daily lives. …
TELL – Proclaim the good news of the Kingdom. (Luke 10:1-11) Jesus sends out his followers without resources. What do we learn from this? Do you have experience of being used by God to help others in their faith journey? See Notice Sheet for more questions.
The five marks of mission are Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform and Treasure. How does St Tim’s live out the five marks of mission? Emil Brunner wrote: “The church exists by mission, just as fire exists by burning. Where there is no mission, there is no Church.” Do you agree?