Mission First! addresses the need to find a new shared focus in what God is doing in the world through Disciples of Christ. We are not setting aside pro-reconciliation/anti-racism, new and transforming churches or leadership development.
Mission First! seeks to help Disciples identify the next mission priorities God has for us as we move toward the year 2020 and beyond.
After the Mission Gatherings, a Mission Council, representing the diversity of the church, will receive the input, stories and suggestions from the Mission Gatherings. The Council will prayerfully seek to identify common areas of mission which are God’s call to Disciples for the next period. The Mission Council will meet in December of 2016. The General Board will not meet in 2016.