The Missio Dei

An Overview

The book of Acts tells us the story of Jesus continuing his mission from heaven through his Church. What is the missio Dei (mission of God) all about? It’s about God having people from every nation, language, and culture brought back into right relationship with himself. Jesus left heaven and came to earth to fulfill this mission by living perfectly, dying sacrificially, and rising victoriously. The book of Acts continues the story of God’s mission through his Church. The twenty-eight chapters of Acts chronicle the early church going from a relatively small, unimpressive group of disciples to an explosive, global religion that turned the world upside down. And all of this happened in about thirty years time.