This is the first step towards a re-orientation in global Christianity away from the domination by the liberal, intellectual, critical and relativistic Northern establishment and the fresh expression of a young, orthodox, vibrant and dynamic Southern Christianity.
If you are in church leadership in the UK, or if you have responsibility for a church’s mission work, you MUST get hold of this code. It is an invaluable guide to helping you walk through the complexities of cross cultural partnerships. There is nothing earth-shattering here, most of it is just common sense. But the problem with common sense, is that it isn’t very common.
on the one hand, the source of mission is the Church – the existing people of God, the Pentecost community – which continues Christ’s economy in a visible, sacramental and ecclesial way; on the other hand, the goal of mission is the Church as the sacrament of the kingdom, as the incorporation of creation into communion with God.