The mission of God has a church. So the church needs to be in sync with the mission of God. This is the guiding philosophy of the Forge Missions Training Network, which has helped church leaders and laypeople alike all over the world to reach their neighbors, their neighborhoods and their communities with the gospel. In these guides you and your friends will be equipped to be missionaries where you are—which is why God has a church in the first place.
In Mission: Living for the Purposes of God you and your friends will consider how your life and faith experience would change if you conceived of yourselves not as church members but as ambassadors for Christ. You'll explore what a mission-shaped life looks like in your context, and how you can more fully calibrate your life around God's life-giving mission in the world.
Other volumes in the Forge Guides for Missional Conversation:
Community: Living as the People of GodCulture: Living in the Places of GodPower: Living by the Spirit of GodVision: Living Under the Promises of God
Foreword by Alan Hirsch
Introduction to the Forge Guides
Using the Forge Guides
Introduction: Mission: Living for the Purposes of God
Session 1: Living as Christ's Ambassadors
Session 2: Living in Righteousness, Not Just Religiousness
Session 3: Living in Light of the New Beginning
Session 4: Living to Proclaim God's Good News
Session 5: Living for the Broken, the Suffering and the Marginalized
Session 6: Living in Service of the Kingdom
Appendix: Tips for Having Great Small Group Gatherings
Recommended Resources for Further Study