In the beginning, mission in communion:

The Father sent the Son and the Spirit.

God spoke his word through

Melchizedek and Hagar,

Rahab and Ruth,

Balaam and Naaman,

Jethro and Job.

 

Together they are sent:

Together we are sent.

God spoke his word through

Woman of Samaria,

Roman soldier,

Woman of Phoenicia,

Caesarea centurion.

 

Together they are sent:

Together we are sent.

God spoke his word through

Monica of Africa,

Ajayi Crowther,

Abdul Masih,

Pandita Ramabai,

Watchman Nee.

 

Together they are sent:

Together we are sent.

 

From the beginning, mission in communion.

‘The Father sent me: I send you.’

Receive the Spirit:

the Spirit of release.

Until the end, Holy Communion.

Our hearts are fed, by Christ by faith,

We proclaim his death, until he comes.

Maranatha, Alleluia: Alleluia, Amen.

Maranatha, Alleluia: Alleluia, Amen.

About The Author

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Graham Kings (@MissioTheology) is Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion, a new post set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Durham University, and the Church Mission Society. Prior to this he was Bishop of Sherborne; Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Islington, London, where he co-founded Fulcrum; Lecturer in Mission Studies in the Cambridge Theological Federation, Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, and founding Director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide; Vice Principal of St Andrew’s College, Kabare, Kenya (as a CMS Mission Partner); and curate at St Mark’s Church, Kensal Rise, London.

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