Witness is …

In his book, The Continuing Conversion of the Church, Darrell Guder suggests “witness” should be a key image for understanding the mission of the church. He writes,

If we understand mission as witness and seek to be guided by the biblical language of witness, the missiologically structured theology of evangelism will have to include these emphases:

Witness is theocentric … Christocentric … pneumatological … historical … eschatological … ecclesiological … multicultural and ecumenical. (p.62)

He offers a brief descriptor of each of these and then expands them in the following pages.

Connecting mission with witness keeps us cerntered on that which we have experienced, heard, seen , touched, tasted, shared …

Could the church rethink itself in these categories? Should the church rethink itself in these categories?

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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