Quotes for Topic: Missions-defined
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.
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.