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1 Christine Sine, Online http://www.msainfo.org/

2 Tijn Touber, “Our Natural Instinct to Heal,” Ode Magazine, Vol.4, Issue 6, 36-40. !"#$%&'()*+",$')-"#./.0."


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What special skills and capacities have you had to develop that were perhaps latent to be effective in mission?

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The missional church vision is not a programmatic response to the crisis of relevance, purpose and identity that the church in the Western World is facing, but a recapturing of biblical views of the Church all too frequently abandoned, ignored, or obscured through long periods of church history. It is a renewed theological vision of the church in mission, which redefines the nature, the mission and the organization of the local church around Jesus' proclamation of the good news of the Kingdom. Missional Churches seek to respond to God's invitation to join Him in His mission in and for the world, as a sign, a servant and a foretaste of His Kingdom. Charles Ringma "

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MVM Issue 7 - Oct 2009  

Missional Voice Magazine Issue 7

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