Your endorsement Is a witness to the world.NAIL MY ENDORSEMENT
More than 500 years ago,
theologian and scholar Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of the Castle
Church in Wittenburg, Germany. The theses were Luther’s painstaking
deliberations over the way God treated sins and forgiveness.
Now, Christendom is suffering from spiritual blockage and apathy. The church as we know it today is dying missionally, too weak to move out of its comfort zone of caring for itself and too complacent to strive to reach others with the Gospel message of Jesus’ free-to-all love and forgiveness. It is in urgent need of reform for Christ’s saving work. Just as blockages in a physical heart call for urgent attention, spiritual blockage requires intense treatment.
The Great Sending is a call to join God in something beyond yourself, beyond a congregation, and beyond a denomination. It is centered in and illustrates God’s heart for the world and for sending you into the world. The Great Sending is a Missio Dei scriptural immersion centered on understanding God’s heart for the world and allowing His Spirit to beat in and through you.
The Mission Theses are based on the seminal documents, “Our Prayerful Vision for the Future,” by lead author Dr. Dean Nadasdy, and “Theological Statement,” by lead author Dr. Robert Newton (see Contributors) based on past gatherings of missional leaders and ad hoc conversations during missional conferences. The Mission Theses capture what we believe, teach, and confess as subscribers to the Missio Dei movement.
By endorsing The Great Sending initiative and movement, you are also declaring your commitment to the Missio Dei (the sending of God).
Through intentional and
intensive study of God’s Word, God produces a heart transformation (re-set)
1. understands and applies the great sending of God for the salvation of the world through being justified by grace alone in Christ’s sending as the core truth and central to our identities as Christians
2. recognizes the Missio Dei as the lens for reading, interpreting, understanding, and applying Holy Scriptures and all its teachings, including the divine means of grace, the Word, and the Sacraments
3. realizes the authority, essence, and nature of the Missio Dei
4. understands that human means and practices must be aligned to the Missio Dei, and are not in and of themselves the Missio Dei
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By nailing your endorsement, you
are promising, with God’s help, to re-arrange your understanding of Scripture
and life around God’s Mission, rather than arranging God’s Mission around your
own desires and ambitions for your life. You are allowing God to change the
direction of local churches that are collapsing under protectionism, self-care, and
self-preservation. The Great Sending is about being open to and striving for God’s heart for the world, through intense scriptural study, under the power of the Holy Spirit. When you nail your
endorsement of The Great Sending initiative and movement, you publicly declare your participation in God's Sending (Missio Dei) and your encouragement of each other's commitment to the Missio Dei.