I may grow tired of the word transformation, but I'm excited about this instance. On Tuesday, the United Methodist Church at General Conference changed the mission of the church.
Here's the previous text:
The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Here's the new text:
The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
I love that we now acknowledge that our discipleship leads us to act. We are not just about getting people into heaven. We are also to be about getting heaven into people and this world.