Friday 1 November 2019

Mission Frontiers 41, 6 (November-December 2019)

The November-December 2019 issue of Mission Frontiers, published by the U.S. Center for World Mission, contains a number of articles on the question: ‘What Happens When Everything is Missions?’

Their answer to the question seems to be the title of the lead article by David Platt: ‘We Are Not All Missionaries, But We Are All on Mission!’

As Rick Wood writes in the Editorial:

‘All of us are to live “on mission” with God to make disciples wherever God places us. But that does not make us all missionaries. In Acts 13 the Holy Spirit called out Paul and Barnabas in Antioch for the specific purpose of going cross-culturally to Gentiles. The Holy Spirit sent them, not to their own people or culture, but cross culturally to peoples that were not Jewish...

‘The best way to keep the unreached peoples unreached, is to keep calling all that the church does “mission,” and every believer a missionary and thereby keep people from understanding what the true missionary task is that Jesus has called us to obey.’

The issue is available here, from where individual articles can be downloaded, and the entire issue can be downloaded as a pdf here.

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