It is not so much that God has a mission for his church in the world, but that God has a church for his mission in the world. Mission was not made for the church; the church was made for mission—God’s mission.
-C J. Wright)
God is, and always has been, a God of mission, at work redeeming the entire cosmos through His Son, Jesus. That redemption extends to broken and hurting people needing new life, and flows out of his people and church to bring flourishing to families, communities, cultures, the creation, and touches every sphere of life. This means we do not merely exist for ourselves, but also for others and our community; we exist to be a blessing to our neighbors, the City of Eugene, and the world.