Mission work in the “ministry of reconciliation” keeps Jesus at the focus, is respectful towards other people and takes them seriously. As ambassadors of reconciliation, we are ‘bridge builders’ who as representatives of Jesus invite others to be reconciled with God. Under the banner of reconciliation, everything involved in our outreach and evangelization is subordinate to the mission of healing and rebuilding a lost or broken relationship with God and helping people to find their own individual way to connect with our loving Father. Churches committed to the “ministry of reconciliation” are aware of the fact that the invitation to be reconciled with God is only credible when they live out the experience themselves. It’s about the restoration of relationships. Ultimately, mission in the context of reconciliation makes it clear that the Good News is inseparably linked to the messenger and the Gospel as lived out practically in the church. Therefore, all members are called to be ambassadors for Jesus and let the Gospel become reality in their lives.
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.