Every church should have a variety of mission opportunities throughout the year that engage the entire congregation — individuals of...
Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church
Why Mission? Why Innovation?
The Center for Mission Innovation
Scholar Brene Brown has argued that “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” In the church, we often speak of our desire for innovation, creativity, and change, but we’re less interested in acknowledging our own vulnerability, the fact that we don’t have all the answers, and are in need of new insights. The Center for Mission Innovation (CMI) was created in part as a response to this truth, that God is still working and has much to teach us. Missio Dei, the mission of God, invites every person to work for justice, reconciliation, and the transformation of the world in both local and global contexts. CMI is humbly seeking new and innovative approaches to this work, believing that the Spirit is moving to sweep the Church into a new age of mission. We hope you will join us on this journey!
Jürgen Moltmann, Theology of Hope
“From first to last, and not merely in the epilogue, Christianity is eschatology, is hope, forward looking and forward moving, and therefore also revolutionizing and transforming the present.”
Guiding Words for Living
By Rev. Stacey Harwell, Centenary UMC, Macon, Georgia The philosophy behind Roving Listeners: Asset-based community development As opposed to traditional...
By Dr. David Scott, director of mission theology Traditionally, much of the focus in Christian mission has been on the...