Beginning with the insight that 'Jesus was on a mission from God,' Father Schroeder explains why mission and evangelization are at the heart of Christian discipleship and the life of the church. He gives an of mission from New Testament times up to the present and outlines the contemporary understanding of mission. Finally, he addresses the challenge of a mission-driven parish and diocese, detailing the spirituality and practice that link the local church with the mission of Christ in a suffering world. Reflection Questions at the end of each chapter. Paperback.