The Bible speaks highly of the missionary’s role, and clarifies a missionary’s main tasks.

Is. 52.7 tells us, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’”

Rom. 10.14-15 tells us that it’s imperative for missionaries to take the gospel to those who have not heard, so that they may be saved: “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”

Missionaries’ main tasks are found in passages such as:

Matt. 28.18-20: The goal of missions is making disciples.

Acts 1.8: Missionaries are to be witnesses locally and globally.

The earliest missionaries’ activities, as described in Acts, made it clear that they viewed their main tasks as planting churches among the least reached, particularly in key urban areas. This particularly was the mission of Paul.