Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission.
Today, Keith and Kristyn Getty released their latest album of hymns for the church, Facing a Task Unfinished. In this article at TGC, Keith explains both the impetus behind the project and also the impact he hopes it will make. Interestingly, he states that while there have never been more songs written than in the last generation, there has never been such an apparent lack of interest in singing songs about the mission Christ has given us. Let’s pray that many congregations will begin singing anew about the unfinished task of making disciples of all nations.
In this thought-provoking article at The Upstream Collective, Zach Bradley argues for an approach to missions sending that depends upon the individual’s prayerful sense of God’s call and the confirmation of the call by the local church. This approach taps into a missionary candidate’s understanding of what God is doing in the world, his gifting, his past experiences, and his desires, rather than pigeon-holing him into a certain region or toward a people group that is considered unreached. For more on this topic, see Part 1 and Part 2.
You’ve probably heard it said that “if you’re not sharing the gospel over here, you won’t all of a sudden start sharing it over there.” While that statement certainly contains an element of truth, Jason Seville offers two rejoinders to that perspective in this encouraging article, describing how short-term missions can serve as a catalyst toward gospel proclamation both here and abroad.
In this Voice of the Martyrs Radio podcast, “John” and “Mary” describe the tremendous opportunity for gospel ministry among the hundreds of thousands of migrant Muslims throughout Europe and the Middle East. They also describe how we can engage Muslims here in the States with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
American churches are perhaps the richest churches in Christian history. In this article, Mike Pettengill emphasizes the biblical priority of churches using their resources to fund the missions endeavor.