Jonathan Dodson asks which comes first?
He cites Alan Hirsch as advocating:
Christology → Missiology → Ecclesiology
He cites Ed Stetzer as advocating:
Christology → Ecclesiology → Missiology
Stetzer entered the comments to say that's not what he says at all.
The discussion is interesting and thought-provoking.
My take is to object to the question, sort of. The question seems "made up.'
But as I was reviewing John 17 once again for my message this Sunday, my outline stuck out to me. My points are:
Bold Prayer is Christ-Centered Prayer
Bold Prayer is Church-Minded Prayer
Bold Prayer is Mission-Minded Prayer
It flows this way because Jesus' high priestly prayer seems to flow this way. Jesus prays for himself, then he prays for his followers, then he transitions into "mission" talk with v.18 and prays for those who "will believe" in the last section.
I don't know if we can derive a missiological order from this, but if we were, it sure seems like Jesus is placing church before mission.