In fact, I'm working on another sermon for this coming Sunday in which I hope to trace out the unique role of the church in God's mission.
I've read many books and even more blogs on the "missional church." They seem to direct me to Jn 20.21 and Ex 19 frequently, among a few other proof texts. But I'm longing for something more than proof-texting to encourage this small town church in mission.
Do you know of a good biblical theology of mission or missional ecclesiology?
What would you look for in such a study?
Thanks for any suggestions you send my way.