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21 February 2012

Attitudes to Mission

Attitudes to Mission

What does mission mean to you?

These findings are from 200 surveys completed by churches in the Midlands, visitors to the CTBI website and delegates at a mission conference. The aim of the research project was to discover how the word mission was perceived by church leaders and mission workers.

Statement

Agree %

Neutral %

Disagree %

Proclaiming the Gospel is about using both word and deed.

98

1

1

Hospitality and openness to all are key aspects of mission

93

6

1

In a world of conflict mission must address reconciliation

93

5

2

Mission is primarily about the church taking the Gospel into the world

84

11

5

Mission requires a call to repentance and new life in Christ

81

10

9

Mission is relational and best expressed through partnerships

78

17

5

Mission is primarily about following God into the world

73

20

7

Mission without social action is not mission

69

16

15

The yardstick of mission is concern for the poorest

53

28

19

Mission without proclamation is not mission

53

26

21

Mission is primarily about bringing justice to the world

36

25

39

Mission is best carried out in a particular place by Christians

20

38

42

 

(Includes Agree strongly and agree responses)

 

(includes Disagree and disagree strongly responses)

Source Future First December 2010.