What is the Mission of the Church? Over the past several decades, this question has been a matter of considerable debate among Christians. Should the term “mission” be used exclusively to refer to the task of evangelism and disciple-making, or can it be broadened to include socially-oriented activities? Some missiologists, for example, see mission as […]

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In Romans 15 Paul famously declares that he had resolved to preach the gospel where Christ had not been named. A fire burned deeply within him—an insatiable desire for those who had never been told to “see” and for those who had never heard to “understand” the message of God’s grace in Christ (Rom 15:21). His […]

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In their Introduction to Global Missions, Zane Pratt, David Sills, and Jeff Walters define a missionary as “someone who intentionally crosses boundaries for the purpose of communicating the gospel.”[i] Those boundaries come in many forms—culture, geography, language, religion, socioeconomics, etc.—but fundamental to being a missionary is crossing these kinds of boundaries, or barriers, to carry […]

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