WHAT ARE THE DEFINITIONS & TERMS RELATING TO MISSIONS?
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Missions is when women and men, through personal faith and conversion by the work of the Holy Spirit, would become disciples of Jesus Christ and responsible members of Christ’s Church
Chuck Van Engen
In this chapter, I will define certain terminologies that will be used throughout this book. A complete understanding of the word ‘mission’ and the various words that denote areas of mission—missions, missionary, and missiology—will help to put into perspective our relationship with the Biblical mandates regarding missions. Depending on what theological school of thought you support, the meaning and application can vary.
Here is the definition that will be used in the remainder of this book. Mission is the calling and sending of the Church with the Good News of forgiveness, reconciliation, restoration and love. This message is holistic and is rooted on Biblical doctrines working through the Church with the emphasis of restoring a broken relationship between man and God. The focus of the missionary message is about advancing the Kingdom of God. The grand finale of the missionary message is the restoration and consummation of the new Heaven and Earth…