Video – Who Is a Missionary?
What does it mean to be a missionary?
Jesus told the disciples to go and make more disciples. It’s a job for the whole Church, right? But does that mean we all supposed to be missionaries, each one of us in our own way, wherever we go?
Great sentiment, but let’s take a closer look. Is “missionary” even a biblical world? If so, what does it mean in the Bible? Maybe there are good reasons for defining it in a more narrow, specific way.
Definitions matter. And if everyone’s a missionary right where they are, just blooming where they’re planted, over half the world will remain a spiritual desert.
Watch our video to learn more.
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More about Being a Missionary
- Watch other videos in this series including Who Are the Lost Versus the Unreached and What Is Church Planting? Check out the links related to each video. They may answer other questions you have.
- Get a free copy of the book When Everything Is Missions from our Church Partnerships Team. Or listen to the When Everything Is Missions podcast.
- Read about what it means to go long-term with Pioneers, go for the summer or up to a year.
Think God might be nudging you to be a missionary? Take our Next Steps quiz and (you guessed it) find some good next steps to take.
Stories from the pursuit
Check the Trash!
Reaching the unreached. Raising kids overseas. And raising funds. All things God uses to lead us to lean on Him, and sometimes they’re connected. Here's one Pioneer's God story.
Travels with Paul: On Mission in an Uncertain World
Today’s missionaries should strive to be like the Apostle Paul: clear on the message, bold, willing to suffer, focused and tenacious.
Video – What Is Pioneering?
Pioneering isn’t about chasing immediate gratification or walking worn-in trails. It isn’t even about adventure, although adventure certainly awaits.
Should I Eat the Steak?
My uncle was struggling. "How can I eat steak in my air-conditioned house, knowing the physical poverty and spiritual darkness that abounds in this world?"