Our churches tend to elevate missionaries to a higher level of importance in life and ministry. In this article, Anna Price exposes this unhealthy hierarchy in missions and calls the whole church to embody the whole gospel to the whole world.
Our churches send out fractured members to multiply disciples and churches, but these extensions of the body do not cease to be a part of that body. Even the most godly missionaries are still called to abide in Christ, and part of abiding in him is to be part of his physical representation on earth–his body.
Fear of failure is a very real motivation for many of God’s people on mission–especially with eternal hell in view. But is this the best driving force behind our mission efforts? More importantly, is this a burden God made us to bear? In this article Content Manager and former sent one, Dan Bush, seeks to speak a better word to propel our sending.