The Mission of God's People

The Mission of God's People

A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission

Christopher J. H. Wright
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  • August 11, 2010

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About the Authors

Christopher J. H.  Wright

Christopher J. H. Wright

Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright is International Director of the Langham Partnership International. After teaching the Old Testament in India and the UK, he also served as chair of the Lausanne Movement’s Theology Working Group and was the chief architect of the Cape Town Commitment at the Third Lausanne Congress, 2010. His books include: Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, Deuteronomy, Salvation Belongs to Our God, The Mission of God, The God I Don’t Understand, and The Mission of God’s People. Chris and his wife Liz who have four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren, live in London, UK, and belong to All Souls Church.


Chris Wright’s pioneering 2006 book, The Mission of God, revealed that the typical Christian understanding of “missions” encompasses only a small part of God’s overarching mission for the world. God is relentlessly reclaiming the entire world for himself. In The Mission of God’s People, Wright shows how God’s big-picture plan directs the purpose of God’s people, the church. Wright emphasizes what the Old Testament teaches Christians about being the people of God. He addresses questions of both ecclesiology and missiology with topics like “called to care for creation,” “called to bless the nations,” “sending and being sent,” and “rejecting false gods.” As part of the Biblical Theology for Life Series, this book provides pastors, teachers, and lay learners with first-rate biblical study while at the same time addressing the practical concerns of contemporary ministry. The Mission of God’s People promises to enliven and refocus the study, teaching, and ministry of those truly committed to joining God’s work in the world.

Table of Contents

    Queuing the Questions

  • 1. Who Are We and What Are We Here For?

  • Arriving at Answers

  • 5. Making Sense of the Methods

  • 2. People Who Know the Story They Are Part Of

  • 3. People Who Care for Creation

  • 4. People Who Are a Blessing to the Nations

  • 5. People Who Walk in God’s Way

  • 6. People Who Are Redeemed for Redemptive Living

  • 7. People Who Represent God to the World

  • 8. People Who Attract Others to God

  • Interlude – Pause for Thought

  • 9. People Who Know the One Living God and Saviour

  • 10. People Who Bear Witness to the Living God

  • 11. People Who Proclaim the Gospel of Christ

  • 12. People Who Send and Are Sent

  • 13. People Who Live and Work in the Public Square

  • 14. People Who Praise and Pray

  • Reflecting on Relevance

  • 15. The Journey So Far and the Journey Ahead

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