Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Mission Shaped Values
Mission-Shaped Parish suggests there are five mission-shaped values (p. 6) which we need in order to be effective, but warns against these being left in the abstract. It only works if they are each being exercised in concrete ways. But what are they? These five mission-shaped values are: 1) A missionary church is focussed on God the Trinity. This is essentially to do with worship. 2) A missionary church is incarnational. This is about relating to the cultural context. 3) A missionary church is transformational. This is about transforming communities. 4) A missionary church makes disciples. This is about calling people to action. 5) A missionary church is relational. Welcome and hospitality are key.