Category Archives: Great Commission

The Fields are still white – Laborers still needed

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Whatever one thinks of these numbers, one thing is clear: despite 225 years of Protestant missionary advance, the world is still largely unevangelized… Continue reading

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Flying Again – Interview with Gracia Burnham

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(Video) God’s grace in the life of missionary Gracia Burnham. Gracia tells her story ten years after the rescue from Muslim extremists that ended in the death of her husband. Continue reading

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Thomas Ragland’s Lessons For Successful Missionary Work

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The Great Commandment states that we are to “love the Lord… with all your heart, soul, strength and mind.” The Great Commission states that we are to “go into all the world and preach the gospel” to everyone, everywhere. Thomas … Continue reading

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Musings On The Missionary Enterprise

NOT EVERYTHING CALLED MISSIONS IS MISSIONS. My understanding of missionary work is formed by the Book of Acts. The clear pattern there is evangelism, discipleship, establishing churches, and training pastors / elders. When I came to my present pastorate I studied the list of supported missionaries and discovered that of 16 entities only two were on this program… Continue reading

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What Is Your Definition of Missions?

We must avoid the tendency to view structural, educational, and organizational development within the missionary endeavor as an end in itself, rather than as a means to the end of making Jesus the Object of worship worldwide. Continue reading

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Zanzibar

Though officially a part of Tanzania, Zanzibar has its own government and run the island in a semi-autonomous way. Zanzibar has a few “Christian” churches these include Catholic, Anglican and Pentecostal congregations. There is an underlying level of Islamic resistance and persecution of “Christian” religions. Continue reading

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Is Missions Just for Missionaries?

One of the problems that we face in missions today is a spectator mentality in churches because we have abdicated our responsibility to complete the Great Commission to mission boards and/or to individual missionaries. Continue reading

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