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Formation
+ Nurture
+ Leadership
= MISSION
Overview

Formation + Nurture + Leadership = Mission

We are of the belief that the ultimate essence of "Doing A New Thing" in Christian Education is discipleship.  We strongly believe that an emphasis on discipleship will lead to formation, nurture, leadership, and mission taking place in our local, district, regional, national, and world wide communities.  We believe that the witness of the love of Jesus Christ will be spread in such a way that lives will be saved, educated, and liberated.  There are four aspects of understanding of what is involved in "Doing A New Thing" in Christian Education.  Namely, they are formation, nurture, leadership, and mission.  When the first three aspects are attended to, mission will be the result.
 Formation
Spiritual/Faith/Christian Formation is the intentional process of opening of ourselves to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit so that we might be more fully formed to the likeness of Christ. It is the shaping of a person or progressive development.

+ Leadership
Leadership includes the capacity to identify and develop one’s resources whether human or material and the ability to mobilize those resources in realizing a vision, or reaching a goal, or resolving a problem, or making a decision.
 + Leadership
Nurture involves the prioritizing of the educational ministry of the church in order that teaching becomes the life long process by which people come to love God and their neighbor more.  It involves building up and strengthening persons.

= MISSION
Mission is being sent by Jesus Christ to witness and be present and participate in the world to fulfill the will of God.