“God intends not only that His mission would go forward, but that it would go forward on his terms.” says pastor Andy Johnson of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.
In his article 10 Things You Should Know about Missions and the Local Church, Andy’s first point is that the purpose of the mission is primarily spiritual. He says “if our churches fail in global missions, no matter what other good things we do, we will have failed in the unique mandate that Christ has given us as churches. It’s good to do other good things, and our churches may make different decisions about engaging in good works and social action. But it is the stewardship of the Gospel that remains utterly unique to the Christian church. We must keep first things first. That is the priority of Christian missions”
If you’d like to explore Andy’s convictions about world missions and the local church, you can read his article here: https://www.crossway.org/articles/10-things-you-should-know-about-missions-and-the-local-church/
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