According to the cultural mandate of Genesis 1:28, all human beings made in God’s image have the privilege and responsibility of caring for the earth. It is good to provide for our families and work with integrity. The local church, however, has a different calling. Likewise, not everything Scripture commands Christians to do applies in the same way to the church at large.
In this video, young pastors Kevin DeYoung, Greg Gilbert, and Ryan Kelly seek clarity for the missional buzzword as they consider the particular calling God has given the local church. Jesus commissioned the apostles to make disciples and proclaim the gospel (Matt. 28:18-20). So is that the extent of the church’s calling today? Or should the church branch out into other good ventures as part of its mission?