The Mission of God's People Video Lectures
In The Mission of God's People Video Lectures, a companion to the textbook The Mission of God's People, author and international ministries expert Christopher Wright explores how God's overarching mission in the world directs the purpose of God's people, the church.
Each session emphasizes what the Old Testament teaches Christians about being the people of God, addressing both ecclesiology and missiology with topics like "called to care for creation," "called to bless the nations," "sending and being sent," and "rejecting false gods."
These 15 video lectures on 2 DVDs provide pastors, teachers, students, and lay learners with first-rate biblical and theological study while at the same time addressing practical concerns of contemporary ministry. The Mission of God's People Video Lectures will help enliven and refocus the study, teaching, and ministry of those truly committed to joining God's work in the world.
Together with accompany book The Mission of God's People, these video lectures provide pastors, teachers, students, and lay learners with first-rate biblical and theological study while at the same time addressing the practical concerns of contemporary ministry. The Mission of God's People Video Lectures will help enliven and refocus the study, teaching, and ministry of those truly committed to joining God's work in the world.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
0 - Introduction (6 min)
1 - Who Are We and What Are We Here For? (17 min)
2 - People Who Know the Story They Are Part Of (22 min)
3 - People Who Care for Creation (27 min)
4 - People Who Are a Blessing to the Nations (19 min)
5 - People Who Walk in God's Way (21 min)
6 - People Who Are Redeemed for Redemptive Living (26 min)
7 - People Who Represent God to the World (23 min)
8 - People Who Attract Others to God (24 min)
9 - People Who Know the One Living God and Saviour (21 min)
10 - People Who Bear Witness to the Living God (20 min)
11 - People Who Proclaim the Gospel of Christ (25 min)
12 - People Who Send and Are Sent (17 min)
13 - People Who Live and Work in the Public Square (28 min)
14 - People Who Praise and Pray (24 min)
15 - The Journey So Far and the Journey Ahead (22 min)
About the Author
Rev Dr Chris Wright is the Global Ambassador for Langham Partnership (www.langham.org). After ordained pastoral ministry in the Church of England, he taught the Old Testament in India for five years (1983-88) and then at All Nations Christian College in England until taking over the leadership of Langham’s ministries at John Stott’s invitation in 2001. His books include commentaries on Exodus, Jeremiah, Lamentations and Ezekiel; Old Testament Ethics for the People of God; The Mission of God; The God I Don’t Understand; and The Mission of God’s People. Chris was the Chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group. (www.lausanne.org), from 2005 – 2011, and was the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment – the Statement of the Third Lausanne Congress in October 2010. Chris and his wife Liz, who come originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, have four adult children and eleven grandchildren, and live in London as members of All Souls Church, Langham Place.
This course offers a sweeping biblical survey of the holistic mission of the church, providing practical insight for today’s church leaders.
It emphasizes theological trajectories that illuminate God’s mission and suggests priorities for Christians engaged in God’s world-changing work.