Few Christians have given significant thought to the role of the kingdom of God and its relation to church and mission. This course will offer you an important opportunity to consider these themes deeply and to explore how they relate to one another. In this course, you will also discover how, (1) the ordinances or sacraments are vital for mission, (2) the church is an alternative community in the world, (3) the church relates to the state and social justice, and (4) how the kingdom reign of Christ informs the Church’s mission. This will provide you with a basis to address some of the global challenges that face the Church today.