Dismantling the Myths that Obscure God's Great Plan
The primary mission of the church is to glorify God by blessing all peoples of the world through the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Great Commission's task of global disciple-making is the most ambitious project ever undertaken. Given the scale and complexity of global missions, it's no wonder that misconceptions abound, even among invested, godly people.
Questions and skepticism about missions arise from both outside and inside the church. Is missions an outdated idea? Do missionaries do more harm than good? Are we succeeding or failing? Is it time for global believers to do the job in their own countries with minimal Western involvement? We don't need to fear questions like these. But we do need to seek—and find—solid, biblical answers.
Is the Commission Still Great? dismantles the myths that obscure God's beautiful plan to make disciples of all nations. Misperceptions discourage God's people from joyfully participating with Him in reaching the world. Yet, deepening our understanding of the call to missions restores perspective and motivates us to participate in God's grand design.
Author and missionary kid Steve Richardson uses stories from Scripture, history, and his own ministry experience to impart timely lessons on modern missions. Richardson also draws from the wisdom of field missionaries, sending agencies, pastors, and church members to address this all-important endeavor. Each chapter finishes with thought-provoking questions to facilitate purposeful discussion in families and small groups. Is the Commission Still Great? will equip followers of Christ to be participants—not spectators—in the redemption of the world.