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Mission,

city (1990 pop. 28,653), Hidalgo co., extreme S Tex.; inc. 1910. It is a processing and canning center for citrus fruits (especially grapefruit) and vegetables grown in the irrigated lower Rio Grande valley. Consumer goods and concrete are manufactured, and oil wells are also in Mission. The city was founded on property that had belonged to the Oblate Fathers; their chapel still stands by the Rio Grande.

Mission

A diplomatic office in a foreign country; a small church or monastic order.

Mission

 

(1) A state’s delegation to an international meeting or conference. The rights and obligations of heads of missions as well as members are defined by the Convention on Special Missions of 1971.

(2) In diplomacy, a delegation headed by an envoy or charge d’affaires. The regular functioning of such a mission is governed under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

mission

In Spanish Colonial architecture, a church and complex of buildings usually dependent for support on a monastic order or a larger church.

mission

1. a group of persons representing or working for a particular country, business, etc., in a foreign country
2. 
a. a special embassy sent to a foreign country for a specific purpose
b. US a permanent legation
3. 
a. a group of people sent by a religious body, esp a Christian church, to a foreign country to do religious and social work
b. the campaign undertaken by such a group
4. 
a. the work or calling of a missionary
b. a building or group of buildings in which missionary work is performed
c. the area assigned to a particular missionary
5. the dispatch of aircraft or spacecraft to achieve a particular task
6. a church or chapel that has no incumbent of its own
7. a charitable centre that offers shelter, aid, or advice to the destitute or underprivileged
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Jon is an accomplished storyteller, and he is adroit at narrating accounts of ways that a simple act of hospitality in an out-of-the-way location "here" has had missional reverberations "there" in far corners of the world.
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Second, in conjunction with a 2012-13 Lay School of Ministry course titled, "The Book of Faith Meets the Missional Church," Graeme Fehr recorded a series of seven podcasts that explore how the church can be missional and do so out of a deep understanding of our biblical heritage.
Armstrong suggests simple, immediate ways Christians can foster unity, including prayerful self-dedication to work for a unity that befits the mission of the church sent forth by a missional Trinity's reaching out to the world.
Such a vision will be dependent upon God's apocalyptic interruption of history in the person of Jesus Christ, engendering a thoroughly missional definition of the church's ongoing historical work.
It is a community that has its own characteristics, concerns, and points of convergence which challenge the missional identity of the church as well as demand a new missional paradigm.
Further fieldwork and research has led him to write here about the essential or definitional characteristics of a covenantal understanding of ethnicity, whether ethnicity is a created and therefore stable phenomenon or an incidental one, whether the Hebrew ethnic group have an active rather than passive centrifugal missional responsibility to other peoples of the earth, and how this biblical covenantal understanding can be applied to ecclesial and socio-political structures.
Despite the growing trend of churches for hands-on missions involvement both at home and abroad, the overall missional consciousness of Baptist churches seems to be dimming.

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