MODELS FOR MISSIONAL CHURCHES IN ACTS

Johann du Plessis

Abstract



In the first part of the article the issue of identity is briefly defined and discussed. Several
facets of the church's identity in Luke-Acts are identified as elements of a comparative grid.
These are: the relationship with Jesus, inclusiveness, vulnerability vs. power, and
movements of the Spirit. In the second and third parts the proposed grid is applied to the
missional actions and communities in Luke and Acts respectively. The fourth part deals
with a possible shift of paradigms from Luke to Acts and also within Acts itself. The paper
closes with a few conclusions and gives indications for further investigation.

Keywords


Mission, Identity, Inclusiveness, Vulnerability, Holy Spirit, Luke-Acts

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/103-0-584

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