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The Mission of Cafechurch

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What does eating in a pub once a week have to do with the mission of God? This is a presentation on how Cafechurch seeks to participate in the Missio Dei.

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The Mission of Cafechurch

  1. 1. The Mission of Cafechurch Luke 4:1-13
  2. 2. Jesus said to them again ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’ John 20:21-22
  3. 3. Question • React. What strikes you about the passage? • “As the father sends me, so I send you.” What does that mean?
  4. 4. The Missio Dei Quotations taken from Mike Moynagh’s book Church in Life: Innovation, Mission, and Ecclesiology
  5. 5. ‘in his act of creation, reconciling, and redeeming, God gives himself entirely to humanity’ (Moynagh 2016, quoting John Flett) The Mission
  6. 6. The Church “the church, as communal life with Jesus, is one of God’s gifts to the world, and that it is in the nature of this gift to be passed on” (Moynagh 2016)
  7. 7. Participation This mission also is a gift – the joy and privilege of participating in the divine extravagance that creates the kingdom. The church, too, is a gift – not only to believers, but to the world because it announces the kingdom, contributes to it and provides a foretaste of it. (Moynagh 2016)
  8. 8. Question • How does Caféchurch's little story relate to God’s big story? • Tell me a story about how you have experienced Cafchurch’s mission • How would you define Cafechurch’s mission?
  9. 9. According To The Website Caféchurch is an open, welcoming Christian community in Melbourne; an emerging church, a safe space for those deconstructing and reconstructing faith.
  10. 10. Our 4 Values 1. Everything is spiritual 2. Openness, inclusivity, acceptance 3. Authenticity 4. We’re all in it together
  11. 11. Question • How do our values relate to the mission? • What do they reveal about how we have instantiated our mission this last 18 years?
  12. 12. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
  13. 13. Go in peace; may you carry God’s Wisdom, speak forth God’s Word, and embody God’s Presence wherever you are. In the name of Christ. Amen.

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