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What Is the Mission of the Church?: Making Sense of Social Justice,… (edition 2011)

by Kevin DeYoung (Author), Greg Gilbert (Author)

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Addressing mission, evangelism and social justice, two pastors draw readers to the Bible's teaching on some contentious matters. Readers in all spheres of ministry will grow in their understanding of the mission of the church and gain a renewed sense of urgency for Jesus' call to preach the Word and make disciples.… (more)
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Title:What Is the Mission of the Church?: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission
Authors:Kevin DeYoung (Author)
Other authors:Greg Gilbert (Author)
Info:Crossway (2011), 288 pages
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What Is the Mission of the Church?: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission by Kevin DeYoung

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A surprisingly deep exegesis into the real mission of the church. Very interesting and thought-provoking. ( )
  crleverette | Oct 5, 2020 |
I found the first 3 chapters boring and not really on topic. It got better from there. However, the authors tend to wander around a bit, and some of their points didn't seem to stand solidly on the foundation they built. I found the epilogue to easily be the best part of the books. There is some good stuff in here, but not enough to make it an exciting or compelling read (for me). ( )
  JohnKaess | Jul 23, 2020 |
Good distinction between the mission of the Church and good works of believers. Simply, The Great Commission is the mission of the Church. DeYoung and Gilbert do not minimize the need for good deeds and loving our neighbor, but want it in its proper, biblical perspective. Helpful work. ( )
  joshrskinner | Jul 30, 2014 |
In a day when so much is being said about “missions,” and “being missional,” it’s helpful to get back to the basics (the Bible, our rule of faith and practice) and to inductively discover what the church is to be doing in the world. I found the writing to be lucid, practical and well founded. While the authors alternate between expositional commentary of passages and philosophical/methodological/practical suggestions and musings, they keep a clear distinction between the two. I think the reader will find a lot of help in “making sense of social justice, shalom, and the Great Commission.” ( )
  trbixby | Apr 5, 2013 |
A very biblically-based look at what the church is and what she is supposed to do. This book is much needed in today's culture, where everyone is trying to wield the church like a sword in their own personal causes. DeYoung and Gilbert carefully explain what the church should do, can do, and should not do. Very timely and helpful. ( )
  nesum | Jan 29, 2013 |
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If everything is mission, nothing is mission.
--STEPHEN NEILL
Dedication
To Collin, Josh, Justin, and Tullian--
thanks for sharpening us, laughing with us,
and sharing your Crazy Bread.
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If you are reading this book, you're probably a Christian. And if a Christian, you probably take some kind of interest in the church. And if you've been involved in a church, you've probably wondered from time to time, "What are we trying to accomplish anyway?"
[Epilogue] Meet Pastor Chris.
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Addressing mission, evangelism and social justice, two pastors draw readers to the Bible's teaching on some contentious matters. Readers in all spheres of ministry will grow in their understanding of the mission of the church and gain a renewed sense of urgency for Jesus' call to preach the Word and make disciples.

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