Do you know the mission of the church? In the United Methodist Church, we frame that mission in these words, “Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Because that is God’s impassioned mission in building the Kingdom of God, and the Church’s mission for the redemption of the world, so that is also our mission and more specifically my mission!
And the mission is compelling because Jesus promised in Matthew 28 that He would be with us and never leave us nor forsake us! Admittedly, most Christians have no clue as to how to communicate that mission to a lost and dying world much less train, equip, and deploy others to be disciples of Jesus making disciples of Jesus!
Kudos to Bishop Greg Palmer who gave the Episcopal address this morning to the General Conference plenary exhorting us to focus on the mission of making disciples of Jesus. It was on point and very brave for a Bishop who is now embroiled in an ugly and distracting act of defiance by a loud and disruptive few who continue to defy our covenant and selfishly distract us from our mission. May God give grace and peace for us to be bold to be disciples of Jesus Christ making disciples of Jesus Christ as we love God and love people! Thanks for the prayers!