In this 9Marks interview, missions pastor Andy Johnson sits down with two international Christians—”Arnold” and “Vincent”—to discuss the role the Western church plays in the growth of Christianity abroad, particularly in the Muslim world and China.
Your ordinary vocational gifts and talents might be a treasure to a congregation in Malaysia or London or Istanbul or Dubai.
Four lessons from one church’s efforts to reach internationals in its own metro area.
You cannot cooperate with everyone in the work of missions, but when you do, you help to clarify the gospel.
Our love for Jesus never shines brighter than when we rejoice in the progress of the gospel—in others’ churches.
You are not an island, so don’t think that the uniqueness of your role somehow isolates you from others.
Don’t support just any parachurch organization. Instead, use them to support efforts, individuals or teams that you trust.
This, I think, is the key takeaway from this book: If you start with man, you won’t rise above man-made theories.
“Answers can be given solely on the basis of Scripture.” That is what sets this book apart from so many modern books on missions.
In an effort to annually assess our missionary workers’ needs and activities, Capitol Hill Baptist Church sends the following questionnaire to all of the workers it supports directly or indirectly through the International Missions Board. CHBC’s overall evaluation of a missionary is based on lots of other factors, including our personal relationships with the workers. […]
Could there be an underlying theological disagreement about which authority actually shapes and informs methodological discussions?
I want to offer six principles for partnering with overseas workers for the purpose of global evangelism.
We cannot give adequate attention to the whole world and to everyone who might choose to move overseas.
Our love for the gospel is most clear when we delight to see it prosper . . . when other people will be viewed as the human agents of its success.
Have you ever considered the use of the title ‘elder’ or ‘deacon’ and how these titles might differ in their role in the church? Dr. Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, discusses the roles of each in this interview.