Spring Training

  1. Where and how is self-concern getting in the way of serving neighbors?

 

PART IV
The Fourth Mark of Mission
To Seek to Transform Unjust Structures of Society

The Quest for Justice

  1. Where is compassion moving in your life? What injustice is challenging you to act?

 

Turning the Tables

  1. What are you doing to transform injustice in your neighborhood? Your city, state, and nation? What connection do you make with the reign of God?

 

Building Justice

  1. Where has creativity helped to heal in your life?

 

Border Crossings

  1. What borders have you crossed in seeking justice in your community? How has gratitude motivated you?

 

Minding the Gap

  1. What gaps are apparent in your community? Where do you need courage to reach across?

 

Living the Dream

  1. What part of God's dream for a healed world most needs to be heard in your own context? Where do your own gifts connect?

 

Enough for Everyone

  1. How will you help fill the hunger for justice and peace?

 

Created for Life

  1. For what special purpose have we been set apart? What gifts do we bring to this journey toward abundant life?

 

Tending the Vine

  1. What branches can you see that have been lopped off? How might you and those around you help grafts to grow and heal?

 

Casting Out Demons

  1. What demons of injustice need to be cast out in your community? What demons of injustice threaten our larger communities-our nation and our world?

 

Traveling Light

  1. What baggage needs to be unloaded by our communities-and society at large-in order to break down the prejudice that underlies injustice? How can you personally travel more lightly to come closer to God and others?

 

Sharing the Wealth

  1. What are you doing at the very local level to feed the hungry? What can you do at larger scales, through your work as a citizen-in advocacy with legislators, organizing with others, and with your vote?

 

Living in Joyful Hope

  1. What signs of hope for a transformed world-both large and small-have you encountered?

 

PART V
The Fifth Mark of Mission
To Strive to Safeguard the Integrity of Creation,
and Sustain and Renew the Life of the Earth

One Body

  1. What bodies are you a member of? Which ones need healing? Where do you see allergic reactions to other members of those bodies?

 

In the Garden

  1. Where have you seen the glory of God passing by? What garden are you being called to work in?

 

Healing the Body of God

  1. Where do you see the body of God in need of healing? Where might you look for partners in that work?

 

Transforming the Planet

  1. What sorts of organizing are needed to address the differential vulnerabilities in our cities? What can you be doing in your own city?

 

Networks for the Future

  1. Where are you discovering connections you were unaware of last year, or five years ago? How is that growing interdependence a gift for the transformation of God's world toward shalom? Who needs to be part of your ongoing discovery?