Missio Dei

According to David Bosch, “mission is not primarily an activity of the church, but an attribute of God.  God is a missionary God.”  Jurgen Moltmann says, “It is not the church that has a mission of salvation to fulfill in the world; it is the mission of the Son and the Spirit through the Father that includes the church.”  So, Sunnyside Mennonite Church exists because of God’s mission in the world.DSC_6915

God’s mission as revealed in the biblical story is to reconcile and restore all things through Jesus Christ.   And so we read scripture together to discover how it is that God works in the world through Jesus Christ.  We explore God’s work in the world by paying attention to what is happening in our lives and in the world.  We pray and listen for ways we are being called to participate in God’s mission.