Missions at a Glance: June 24

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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.

Until All Have Heard

At the recent annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, David Platt, Albert Mohler, Danny Akin, and Frank Page discuss why churches must be fully engaged in obedience to the Great Commission. As a preview, Page notes that short-term missions must “encourage training local persons, so that they can reproduce.” Platt says that any short-term missions should be focused on “long-term disciple-making on the ground.” To see how Reaching & Teaching is helping churches do exactly that, click here.

Ramadan Is Here. What Islam’s Holiest Month Is About

In this condensed interview in The New York Times, Hossein Kamaly explains the significance of Ramadan from a Muslim perspective.

They Say We Are Infidels

They Say We Are Infidels, by Mindy Belz, is a recently released book that traces the paths of Iraqi Christians from 2002 to today, documenting recent Christian history in the Middle East and telling the story of ISIS’s persecution of Christians throughout Iraq. Voice of the Martyrs offers this brief overview of the book.

Worship that Follows the Great Commission

In this helpful article, Joshua Waggener lists eight ways that a church can connect the Great Commission to its weekly gathering.

Your College Degree and a World of Need

At Desiring God, Tabor Laughlin details how his engineering degree prepared him with skills that serve him well as a missionary in China. If you sense God calling you to serve as a long-term missionary to reach and teach, we would love to partner with you.


Jon Deedrick

Jon is the Executive Vice President of Reaching & Teaching, having assumed this role after leading the ministry through a time of transition as Interim President. The Deedricks live in Louisville, KY, and belong Third Avenue Baptist Church, where Jon serves as an elder. Jon is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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