Missions: How The Local Church Goes Global
  • Missions: How The Local Church Goes Global
  • Missions: How The Local Church Goes Global
ISBN: 1433555700
EAN13: 9781433555701
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 31, 2017
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 1" H x 7" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Who is responsible for global missions?

Even though most Christians will never move overseas, the Bible enlists every Christian and every local church in the grand project of global missions. The local church is the engine of world missions. But where should a church begin?

Churches don't need a complicated missions program. They need the Bible and the wisdom to know how to apply it. This book points to Scripture and offers practical steps for training and supporting missionaries, forming international partnerships, sending short-term teams, and engaging the nations both at home and abroad.

Part of the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series.

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   Seems Calvinist
Missions is a command of Jesus, not an option. We are not commanded to do missions, we are commanded to support missions. Be wary of false teachings that support a Calvinist view of missions... which does not do missions, as Jesus commanded.
   A must-read.
The glory of God, not the neediness of mankind '', is the self-sustaining fuel of global missions. '' This quote is enough for long discussion and introspection on mission philosophy. This book is biblical and accessible enough for anyone to wrestle their own views. It holds high regard for the Church and its role in global missions, defining what would look like local and international opportunities. The part on short-term missions was insightful, as the author's country has many such teams sent from it. Now that it is the norm for many excited and well-meaning churches to contribute in this way, I 'd say it is worth every potential short-term team's time.
   Excellent introductory book
Excellent book that captures the role and responsibilities of the international church to take the gospel to the nations and send and support local missionaries. It is also filled with a specific combination of biblical evidence and wonderful recommendations for churches and church members. It explains the “why?”, “how? ” and “what?” of missions.
   A great practical resource for missions in the local church
In this short book, Andy Johnson describes a very practical approach to missions and gives a very helpful way to train, introduce and maintain missionaries. His main argument is that the local Church is central in missions, because it is there that the Gospel is seen and practiced visibly. By the local church, Christians see God at work in the lives of the people. That same ministry is carried abroad to the nations, as Christians who have served in their local churches will now be sent to serve alongside other local churches or plant local churches. The missions revolve around the local church and are enermed through the proclamation of Jesus Christ by the glory of God.
   My Favorite Resource to Give Away on the Topic of Missions
Missions in the classical IX Marks fashion gives Christians a framework and practical advice on how local churches can do missions in a Biblically faithful way. All Christians concerned with missionary and local church should at least be familiar with this book.
   Biblical and practical perspective. Easy and engaging read!
Very encouraging and gives a different perspective than is held in our generation by many churches.
   A wise yet urgent view of missions
Much of the mainstream material on missions focuses rightly on the radical need for laborers, but forgets to couple this with wisdom and prudence. Andy Johnson offers a very practical view of missions with biblical and wise steps for both church members and leaders to follow.
   A must read for pastors and church leaders
As a former missionary, church planter and pastor of an expat church, this book hits the nail on the head. It is directed at Church leadership with great insight into the struggles, realities and practices of missions and mission relations to adopt into the DNA of every church culture. A must read for pastors and church leaders who want to be the church that God has called us to be.
   Invaluable Resource
Not too long ago, our church leadership began to talk about the revamping of our barely existent missions strategy. As a church plant, we found ourselves accepting the philosophy of our sending church, but not fully convinced that it was right for us. I had heard Mark Dever share tidbits about the missionary strategy of the Capital Hill Baptist Church, but I had yet to see anything in bookform. I asked Dever about the missions - strategy at a workshop with Joscelin. He said : Andy Johnson has written a phenomenal book on missions and comes out next month. It does not disappoint. In the book, Johnson is able to diagnose so many problems in our churches with regard to missions, and he offers biblical, practical solutions. I bought a copy for each of my elders and we use it as a baseline for thinking through missions at our church. I am so grateful that this book is now in print form.
   Buying Copies for Our Missions' Committee
Johnson starts in the right place with biblical motivation and foundations for missions. He then does a great job in describing the importance of supporting those with a biblical methodology of missions. Finally, he gives great practical tips on how to send, support and train missionaries for helpful partnerships. Buy this book for your pastor, missionary pastor, missionary committee or anyone interested in missions! It is well worth the cost.