Our Adventure in Missing the Point



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Making disciples

The mission of the New Mexico Conference uses a modified version of the general church's statement. We say we are to develop dynamic disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Develop because it is a life-long process not a one time event, which includes everyone inside the church as well as outside. Dynamic because the process, the elements of discipleship is multi-faceted including mission with the poor, sharing the Gospel (evangelism), leadership development, life-long learning especially Bible study, financial stewardship, fellowship, and at least a half dozen other elements. Different churches, I imagine, may well stress one or more over others. But all those elements of discipleship are relevant.

Rev. Tom Nagle more than 2 years ago

Key word

Woo. Woo-woo!

Wesley White more than 2 years ago

Notable Quotes

Brian McLaren"All of us, especially people of faith, need to proclaim that white supremacy and white privilege and all other forms of racism and injustice must indeed be replaced with something better – the beloved community where all are welcome, all are safe, and all are free. White supremacist and Nazi dreams of apartheid must be replaced with a better dream – people of all tribes, races, creeds, and nations learning to live in peace, mutual respect, and neighborliness. Such a better world is possible, but only if we set our hearts on realizing the possibility."

– Brian McLaren, writing in "What I Saw in Charlottesville" on the Auburn Seminary website.

"The idea of racial (or most any other) supremacy is antithetical to that Gospel. We should remember that Jesus himself grasped for no superiority, no rank, but instead made himself a servant, giving himself in love. What we saw in Charlottesville was therefore a kind of anti-gospel, something that must be resisted, yes–but more, something that must be overcome."

– Dr. Craig Hill, dean of United Methodist-related Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, on Facebook.

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