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Missions is the church’s sending out of missionaries (the sent ones) to pioneer the church among peoples who otherwise have no access of the gospel.

Missions is the church’s sending out of missionaries (the sent ones) to pioneer the church among peoples who otherwise have no access of the gospel.

Reference:  Missions by David Mathis taken from Don’t Call it a Comeback, edited by Kevin DeYoung, copyright 2011, Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Wheaton Illinois 60187, www.crosswaybooks.org, p. 226.


Author: David Mathis
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By studying the apostles’ work in the New Testament, our only lead as to what a missionary actually is, we learn that missionaries are focused on these five responsibilities:

1. Evangelizing.

2. Congregationalizing (starting churches).

3. Establishing elders in the churches.

4. Setting the churches in order (teaching them how to function and what to believe).

5. Remaining in contact with churches to offer guidance.

By studying the apostles’ work in the New Testament, our only lead as to what a missionary actually is, we learn that missionaries are focused on these five responsibilities: 1. Evangelizing. 2. Congregationalizing (starting churches). 3. Establishing elders in the churches. 4. Setting the churches in order (teaching them how to function and what to believe). 5. Remaining in contact with churches to offer guidance.

Reference:  Every Believer Not a Missionary, www.bulletininserts.org. Used by Permission.


Author: Jim Elliff
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Missions is not so much going somewhere as it is in following Someone.

Missions is not so much going somewhere as it is in following Someone.

Reference:  Grace Bible Church Presentation, January 29, 2017, www.frontlinemissions.info.


Author: Tim Keesee