“Go and make disciples of all nations.” The Great Commission is a call handed to every follower of Jesus, not just for a chosen few. It’s a call for all believers, in every church and every country, for all generations.
Missions agencies send; it’s what they were created to do. Where they send is the question. At the beginning of the modern missionary movement, when evangelical Christianity was concentrated entirely in Western Europe and North America, the question hardly even needed to be asked. Everywhere else in the world needed the gospel. So, it was legitimate to send missionaries anywhere outside the evangelical heartland.
1. THE QUESTION POSED
Is the unique biblical task of the church’s missionary enterprise
Today there are 2.3 billion believers today who call themselves followers of Jesus. There are 5 million churches, 43,000 denominations and over 12 million full time Christian workers, yet 99.7 % of all ministry financial support goes to building and maintaining the existing Church.
I don’t mean to be rude, but I have to be honest: the odds are, mathematically, stacked against you. There’s a bunch of people who have never heard the gospel. Chances are, you don’t care.
A quick overview for Christians. Watch the video then read the article below it please.
Can the meaning of one term hinder the spread of the Gospel? The term “unreached” was made popular by mission leaders seeking to prioritize ethnic people groups with little or no exposure to the Gospel. Today, the term has become a catchword used by all kinds of ministries that do not necessarily focus on unreached people groups.
The term “unengaged” is the most offensive in missionary terminology. It is a blatant acknowledgement of the missionary community’s refusal to fulfill the minimal apostolic prerequisite of being present among all peoples and beginning the work of gospel proclamation.
In helping to answer the question above, I have previously discussed the use of Project Management and the business acumen within your church body to meet the challenge of reaching an unreached, unengaged people group.