There is a difference between a call to missions and the guidance to fulfill it. Many feel a passion for the nations long before they sense a burden for a specific place, people group, religious worldview, language group, or specific ministry. As we say yes to His call, God begins to shape and influence our […]

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To discern whether God is calling you to missions, it is helpful to know what a missionary actually is. One definition is “someone who never gets used to the sound of pagan footsteps on their way to a Christless eternity.” But if that’s true, then hopefully everyone is a missionary. Surely, we are all burdened […]

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Is There a Missionary Call? Some point out that the word missionary does not appear in the Bible, so of course missionary call won’t be found either. When I was researching evangelical perspectives and positions for the book, The Missionary Call, I found that the pendulum of opinion has swung back and forth through the […]

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Are You Called? “People think they’re called to missions, but they just fell in love with the first place they went on a mission trip, or became fascinated with some missionary biography they read.” I have heard these kinds of sentiments from well-meaning, missions-minded people. It is painful when those closest to you doubt your […]

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In The Man in the Leather Hat, veteran missionary Paul Long tells story after story about his three decades as a missionary pilot and church planter. When he served in Brazil, he would fly into the deep interior of the country and plant churches where people had not interacted much with the outside world. A […]

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In order to obey the unfinished task we received from our Master—to make disciples of all nations—we need a sola gratia gospel. The message that God saves by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is the only gospel that brings people from darkness to light, the only good news that produces true followers of Christ, and […]

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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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