Missio Dei Church
New Lenox, Illinois - United States
Missio Dei Church desires to be a missional church. The missional church philosophy begins with the idea that it is God who is on mission for His own purposes and it is the church's mission to become enlisted in that purpose in the world. David Bosch writes, "The term mission presupposes a sender, a person or persons sent by the sender, those to who one is sent, and an assignment." (David J. Bosch, Transforming Mission, pg. 1) Verses from the Bible such as John 20:21 become the tool for the missional church. Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."
Jesus Christ embodied that mission and sent us. The Holy Spirit empowers that mission, the church is the instrument of that mission, and the culture is the context of that mission.