Monthly Archives: July 2013

What is mission engagement?

TOTW FootprintIn progressing toward a mission engagement framework within the Uniting Church Synod of Queensland, we’re working on language and definitions. A good starting point seems to be to wonder…what is mission engagement?  Here’s a draft response to that question. Your comments, questions and suggestions welcome.

What is mission engagement?

When we talk about mission, use a descriptor like ‘missional’ or talk about mission engagement in the Uniting Church Queensland Synod, there is an important starting point for our conversation.

The Missio Dei.

The phrase Missio Dei translates literally as the mission of God (from the Latin mittere (to send) and dei (God)).  Locked up in these words are the keys to understanding mission, to describing a theology of mission (or missiology), and to our action in mission engagement. Continue reading