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Sent into the World

The Mission of the Church

(FEBRUARY 10-24)

In the gospel of John (20:21) we read Jesus saying to his disciples, “As the Father sent me, so I send you.” This simple statement has profound implications for thinking about the mission of the church and its deep connection to the ministry of Jesus in the world as the one sent by God to bring about forgiveness and reconciliation. This class, led by theologian in residence John Franke, will consider the mission of the church as a community sent into the world to be a sign, instrument, and foretaste of the kingdom of God.