I just read the intro of a new book, entitled The Mission of God's People, by Christopher J.H. Wright. Zondervan is making the first chapter available for free, Who Are We and What are We Here For?

Here was an interesting little parallel he made in defining missions. The comparison is nicely self-explanatory:

  • If Mission = Science, than
  • Missions = Sciences
  • Missional = Scientific
  • Missionary = Scientist 

Here is a message on the book:

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I want you and your ministry to experience the benefits of stunning, God-given clarity. As a pastor turned vision coach, I’ve worked with an unprecedented variety of churches from growing mega-churches and missional communities, to mainline revitalization and church plants. I have the privilege of being the founder of Auxano, a church consulting group and Younique, a personal vision and life planning training company for the church. Most people know me from two of several books that I have authored: Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision and Create Movement and God Dreams: 12 Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church's Future.

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