First, GBGM General Secretary Thomas Kemper, writing back in March, briefly introduces the document and suggests three questions for further study of it:
- How do you celebrate the awareness that the gospel of Jesus Christ is “good news for all” in the contemporary, always changing, social and political landscape?
- In what areas might ecumenical mission collaboration be most productive: church planting, disaster relief and/or health ministries?
- How does mission awareness keep your church alive and on the move? How broad is your mission movement?
Second, Rev. Patrick Friday, director of the In Mission Together program for GBGM, also writing back in March, reflects on the theme of mission from the margin, which is an important emphasis of Together Towards Life. He holds up the 50/50 Partnerships promoted by the In Mission Together team as an example of the ways in which United Methodists can be in mission with, not in mission to, those on the margins.