Missions or Evangelism

There is no evidence in the biblical text to warrant a separation between missions and evangelism… “[W]hile missions became the task of reaching those outside of Christendom, evangelism became the task of reaching those within its boundaries.  Like a bear fed by the tourists, the church was unable to rend for itself when the food was removed and Christendom was lost.  Thus, in an attempt to promote the importance of missions, missiologists have often undermined the church by removing missional thinking from its rightful place.”

(Stetzer, Planting Churches in a Postmodern Age, p. 28)

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