Foundations of Faith and Mission

A Roundtable Discussion Series

Foundations Session 8: What Happens Next?

What happens at the end of the world? What has God called us to do until then, and what does the local church have to do with it? Tune in for the culmination of our journey through the faith.


Eschatology is the study of last things—both ours and the world’s. By considering God’s plan for the future, we gain a framework from which to work backwards into understanding the kingdom of God today and its implications for life and mission in the local church. In considering the life of the church, we are also considering another important head of doctrine: ecclesiology.

Discussion Questions

  • How does the church provide the foundation for missions?
  • Why is it important for us to see our resurrection in light of Christ’s resurrection?
  • What happens at the moment of death?
  • How should Christians understand death? How does this understanding impact how we share the gospel? 

Supplemental Resources

Further Reading

  • What Is a Healthy Church? – Mark Dever
  • Missions – Andy Johnson
  • Missions by the Book – Alex Kocman and Chad Vegas


Well done! You’ve completed the Foundations video series. We trust it has been a spiritually enriching journey, preparing you for an even greater impact in God’s kingdom.

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  • International Theological Education Summit: Connect with fellow believers passionate about theology. Contact the Training department for details.

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