The Mission of God's People

The Mission of God's People

Taught by Christopher J. H. Wright

This course offers a sweeping biblical survey of the holistic mission of the church, providing practical insight for today’s church leaders.

It emphasizes theological trajectories that illuminate God’s mission and suggests priorities for Christians engaged in God’s world-changing work.

Course Details

  • 15 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 5 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission

Course Description

In The Mission of God’s People online course, well-known author and international ministries expert Christopher Wright explores how God’s overarching mission in the world directs the purpose of God’s people, the church.

Each session emphasizes what the Old Testament teaches Christians about being the people of God, addressing both ecclesiology and missiology with topics like “called to care for creation,” “called to bless the nations,” “sending and being sent,” and “rejecting false gods.”

This course provides pastors, teachers, students, and lay learners with first-rate biblical and theological study while at the same time addressing practical concerns of contemporary ministry. It will help enliven and refocus the study, teaching, and ministry of those truly committed to joining God’s work in the world.

Meet Your Instructors

Christopher J. H. Wright

Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright is International Director of the Langham Partnership International. After teaching the Old Testament in India and the UK, he also served as chair of the Lausanne Movement’s Theology Working Group and was the chief architect of the Cape Town Commitment at the Third Lausanne Congress, 2010. His books include: Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, Deuteronomy, Salvation Belongs to Our God, The Mission of God, The God I Don’t Understand, and The Mission of God’s People. Chris and his wife Liz who have four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren, live in London, UK, and belong to All Souls Church.

Course Outline

  • Who Are We and What Are We Here For?

  • People Who Know the Story They Are Part Of

  • People Who Care for Creation

  • People Who Are a Blessing to the Nations

  • People Who Walk in God's Way

  • People Who Are Redeemed for Redemptive Living

  • People Who Represent God to the World

  • People Who Attract Others to God

  • People Who Know the One Living God and Saviour

  • People Who Bear Witness to the Living God

  • People Who Proclaim the Gospel of Christ

  • People Who Send and Are Sent

  • People Who Live and Work In the Public Square

  • People Who Praise and Pray

  • The Journey So Far and the Journey Ahead

 

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