So maybe salvation isn’t something we “get” and then consider the option of joining God in his grand mission. Salvation is what we experience and spread in the process of joining God in his grand mission. Of course this is not a works/earning/self-justification thing—it’s all about God’s grace from start to finish. But the focus moves from me to God, from my plan or myself to God’s plan for whole world (not just “wonderful plan for my life”?!).
Brian McLaren, A New Kind of Christian, pg.132