The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Psalm 24:1
God’s Mission: we are all called to cooperate and be a part of God’s purpose, His mission – namely to restore, reconcile and renew all things to himself, through / in Christ (Col 1:20, Eph 1:10; 2 Cor 5:18). By asking ourselves what a restored, reconciled and renewed community, nation and world looks like, we are inspired to use all our gifts and skills together to move towards this.
Micah’s Mission: the role and focus that we believe Micah is called to in God’s Mission is captured in our vision and mission statements:
Vision: to see communities living life in all is fullness, free from poverty, injustice and conflict
Mission: Rooted in the Gospel, we become agents of change in our communities; as a:
Catalyst for transforming mission through the promotion of integral mission
Movement towards a united response to advocating for poverty reduction, justice, equality, reconciliation, safety and well-being for all
Network providing a platform for shared learning, corporate reflection and action, demonstration of integral mission and facilitation of an information provision hub.
Imagine if every Christian believer and every church harnessed their gifts and capacities to fully engage in transforming mission in their community and nation.
Imagine if every Christian believer and every church became an agent of change through the way they lived (in their families, in their communities, in their workplace and through their local churches).
Imagine if together we developed a shared approach to discipling our nations to improve the way they care for people, the way they use the nation’s resources, and the way they care for the ecological well-being of their country.
Imagine if we strengthened awareness of issues of injustice and agreed to make a stand together to stop the exploitation and abuse of the vulnerable.
Imagine if every Christian and every church contributed towards responding to the those who have been affected by war or disaster.
Daring to imagine - this is what inspires Micah.
Our strategy and focus in 2016 is not only to imagine, but to invite us to all participate in enabling this to happen, starting in our own community and nation and joining together regionally and globally to multiply the impact.
National Expressions: Lord, in every nation we pray that you will call and draw together a group of believers that are inspired by your Spirit, motivated by your mission, and willing to be catalysts, advocates, examples and initiators for change. We pray specifically for each of our national coordinators and the members that form their coordination groups and committees – may you guide them as they plan their activities this year. We pray for unity and a clear sense of purpose. We pray that the resources needed to carry out these activities would be released.
Communication: Lord, we pray that you will help us to find our voice in the public square. We need you to help us articulate and express your truth in such a way so as to influence policy and action to enable people to be lifted out of poverty, to promote justice and to be people of peace.
Partnership: Lord we pray that we will recognise that we are called together to reflect your Kingdom and as participants in your mission, we pray that you will help us to support one another and cooperate through shared activities, shared learning and partnership.
Priestly Community: Lord, you have called us to be a royal priesthood and holy nation. We pray that we will faithfully and obediently pray for one another and for the changes we long to see, recognising that our battle is also a spiritual one.
Thank you for the calling of Micah to this role and for the opportunity to be a part of such a movement as this. We pray for your Spirit to fill us and guide us each day this year.
Your Kingdom come, your will be done.