For far too long now the church has tried to extend the logic and impact of Jesus’s ministry on its own terms. And yet there is clear guidance from Scripture itself as to how the church can be the fulness of Christ in the world. A vital part of the answer to a renewed ministry in the church, one capable of matching the challenges we face, is found in Eph.4:1-16. Every time the explicit teaching of the text has been is taken seriously and properly integrated into the life of God’s people, history has been in the making. This playbook (developed from the award winning The Permanent Revolution) is designed to introduce the disciple to his or her own, Jesus-given, vocational profile. This is important for all of God’s people, because discovering your ministry will give you a direct clue to your distinctive contribution in the world.
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If you’ve used any of Missio’s Primers, you might be wondering what the difference is between a Primer and a Playbook. It’s simple; the Playbooks are not just designed to be used in a community context, but individually, with a team, in any discipleship group, or with a community. We’ve replaced the community day (5) with a synergy day to provide the most flexibility to fit your context. We’ve also designed these to be digitally delivered and formatted to work as an eBook.