A new and important book for church-centric global missions
Reclaiming global missions for the local church!
What world missions ministry would arise if you only had the Bible? Answer: It would start and end with a local church. The local-church-centric mindset is biblical, practical, and effective. It aligns with the evidence of the New Testament. The open secret of God’s plan to display His wisdom and the glory of Christ in the Gospel is local churches everywhere. You’ll see it from the view of Christ, the Great Commission, first-century Christians, Paul, and the New Testament canon itself. Once you see it, you can’t un-see it!
Walk through these steps:
- The Bible teaches that God has always planned to declare His wisdom and glory through local churches.
- The New Testament shows local churches as the quintessential means and ends of His design for Gospel proclamation to every people group on earth.
- All stakeholders of the global missions enterprise would be more effective if aligned with this understanding.
We will unpack proven practical implementation for the local church. Church missions leadership roles and values are addressed. We will show how various stakeholders in missions can partner with this biblical local-church-centric world missions principle.
On earth, worship alone is not the goal. Believers worshiping together in local churches is the goal. Let’s start a tidal wave of positive change by applying these principles. The goal is stronger churches, better-equipped missionaries, and more effective, long-term field ministries for the glory of God alone.