FTC.co asks Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board, “What are some helpful questions to ask if someone is sensing a call to go overseas?”
Every obedient believer knows what it is to ask, ‘Can anything good come from this?’ The path to the throne room of Jesus is stained with blood, smells like sweat, and tastes like tears.
Unbelievers will not leave behind families, religions, or political allegiances for generic theism, nor for a merely human Jesus who teaches new moral maxims and little else. We must allow our theology of conversion to inform our missiology.
Godly touch is safe and selfless. It intends to give rather than take. It gives unconditional love, value, and comfort. It is transformative and healing.
The relationship between theology and mission goes two ways. Just as good missiology must be rooted in theology, good theology must produce missions.
We all have a part of the mission. You can be a light in the darkness.
It is more helpful to think of the modern missions movement like other movements in church history and to minimize the emphasis on titles in favor of assessing all the component parts and their unique contributions that serve to make up the movement as a whole.
The power of the gospel is why you are there and why you preach. Do not travel around the world to preach, only to show up with a self-help sermon.
By loving one another, we can make the invisible God visible to those around us! No one has ever seen God, but people can see him by our love!
Only a humble, church-focused, Christ-centered missionary spirit can save apologetics.