What is Missio Dei?
You may wonder: what on earth is Missio Dei? Missio Dei is a Latin phrase that means “Mission of God.” This phrase has been used in Christian theology to emphasize that it is not people who start the concept of mission, but that God takes initiative of mission work. Mission is not a department of church ministry or denomination but mission of salvation is something that God started long time ago, right from the time of the Fall of humanity into sin. Thus, in many ways, the story of the Bible is the story of God's mission. God was and is on the mission to save the fallen humanity.
Very close to the idea of mission or being on the mission is the idea of being sent. A missionary is someone who is sent with a task to complete. Jesus was a missionary, He was sent by His Father and we can very well see this in Jesus prayer to the Father: "As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world." (John 17:18). When the followers of Christ respond in obedience to His command to make disciples, they take on a similar task that Jesus had: they are sent into the world with the message of the gospel. Missio Dei School serves as a springboard for Christians to start thinking seriously about God's mission, to prepare to participate in the mission, and to grow into more committed followers of Christ in the process.