Dr. Mark Young was my professor at Dallas Theological Seminary. I have never forgotten the semesters I have spent in several of his classes learning about the missio Dei. It is from my experience and instruction under Dr. Young that birthed the name of MISSIODEI church. Naming our church MISSIODEI was a very purposeful decision in order that we as a church may never forget our calling and purpose on this earth. If we are going to bare this name then we must be a people who participate in the mission of God. We must declare the Gospel, disciple believers, and send those each disciple into culture to be on mission for our missionary God.
Below I have added four lectures from Dr. Mark Young given at DTS. In the first video, Mark gives a clear history of the term missio Dei and highlights several key authors and books that develop the missio Dei as an organizing paradigm in theology. Those books are also listed in our READ THIS SECTION if you would like to get one.