Missio Dei — a Latin term meaning “The Mission of God.” The mission of God is that all of creation be restored and reconciled to Him. (2 Corinthians 5: 18-19) The theme of the current issue is “Go Ye Therefore.” We invite you to read and share MDC with your friends and colleagues. Download MDC_Vol_2_Issue_1_Full_Edition
Go Ye Therefore
|MISSIO DEI CORRECTIONS,
Volume 2, Issue 1
It is with great joy and humbleness of heart that we take on the role of editor and co-editor for the Missio Dei Corrections online journal. At the Lord’s direction, we felt it necessary to create themes for each of the issues that are progressive in nature; a path that takes the reader from reaching out to share the Gospel with those around them, to the hope of reaching their Promise Land.
Our current issue “Go Ye, Therefore” (Mat 28: 18 -20) is intended to inspire and encourage even those who may not have a seminary degree or formal Bible training to reach out and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The pastor, preacher, or Bible teacher are not the only ones with the responsibility to evangelize the lost world. Although all are not called to be an evangelist, we are all called to evangelize. The Lord has supernaturally and strategically placed people in each of our lives that we may influence.
The Bible refers to “Oikos”, the Greek word for relational household, and He wants to use us, as an example of a relational household, to reach the world for Him. Whether that is our immediate family, our friends or the people we come in contact with on a regular basis through our jobs and more, He chooses to use every person to be the conduit.
Each of the articles in this issue are intended to reflect how The Lord not only wants us to be aware of the command to “Go Ye, Therefore”, but also to follow it, and to know by what authority we have to do what He commands us to do. You’ll read inspiring stories of those serving in correctional ministry, how it has been applied in their daily lives, and what it looks like for them to ‘Go Ye.’
The authors bring the theme of the issue into living reality as they share wisdom and passion through the messages.
The remainder of the issues for the year will be:
It is our prayer that those serving the Lord in correctional ministry will be encouraged through each of the issues and the articles submitted, as they go about obeying the command to love those who are incarcerated, with the tender and passionate love of Jesus.
If you would be interested in publishing in either of the two upcoming issues, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In joy of writing,
Carmen Warner-Robbins & Susan Cruz
|CMCA EXECUTIVE TEAM INPUT | Moving Forward by Faith | By Dr. Karen Swanson, Director, Institute for Prison Ministries, Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College Read>>
PRESDIENT’S MESSAGE |We are Jesus’ Life and Mission Continued | By Dr. Mike Reighard, President, Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Assocation Read>>
Theological Perspective | The Source of the Great Commission is the Father Himself | By Calvin Yingling, D. Min., Grief Counselor Read>>
Practical Perspectve | Let Us Move in All God has Given to Us and Share It with Others | By Diane Higgins, Corrections Officer, Cattaraugus County Jail – Little Valley, NY Read>>
MINISTRY PROFILE | Minister to the Least, the Last and the Lost in Jesus Name | By Daniel Maloney, CEO, The Daniel Team LLC, Board Chair, Welcome Home Ministries, San Diego, CA Read>>
|PRAYER CLOSET | The Scope of our Lord’s Love | By Rev. Carmen Warner-Robbins Read>>||SOUL CARE | Eliminating Idols and Barrier to Witnessing | By Karen Swanon Read>>|