by Lucas Woodford
There is a great debate going on in the church today. It centers on one question: “What is the mission of the church?” From culturally relevant, emerging congregations to strategic methods of organization and outreach, many claim they have the answer. They say the mission must become “missional.” Yet the churches of North America continue to struggle. Uncertainty is growing. “What does it really mean to be ‘missional’”? Competing claims abound. “Get the message out!” “Get the message right!” Great confusion has set in, particularly in the postmodern North American church. The Gospel is getting lost. Yet, throughout the ages, the creedal confession of the Holy Christian Church has carried her through uncertainty and struggle. The Apostles’ Creed has studied and stayed the mission of the church for centuries. It centers on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit-the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. This book celebrates the historic mission of the Holy Christian Church, and it invites the North American church to do the same.