“Mission is not merely an activity of the church, it is the result of God’s initiative, rooted in God’s purpose to restore and heal creation. Mission means sending and it is the central Biblical theme describing the purpose of God’s action in human history. God’s mission began with the call of Israel to receive God’s blessings in order to be a blessing to the nations. God’s mission unfolded in the history of God’s people across the centuries recorded in Scripture, and it reached its revelatory climax in the incarnation of God’s work of salvation in Jesus ministering, crucified, and resurrected...It continues in the worldwide witness of churches in every culture to the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Darrell Guder
This work of restoration and salvation are dynamic forces at the heart of the universe, and we can join in vigorously and perseveringly. God's vision for his created world becomes a reality as more and more lives are pulled together, transformed, and renewed. It is through transformed lives that God puts the world to right.