Missions is the church’s sending out of missionaries (the sent ones) to pioneer the church among peoples who otherwise have no access of the gospel. By studying the apostles’ work in the New Testament, we learn that missionaries are focused on evangelising, planting churches, establishing elders in the churches, setting the churches in order, and remaining in contact with churches to offer guidance.
Episode 4: Missions
0:01:12—Introducing Tommie van der Walt
0:04:45—Biblical call and foundation of missions
0:14:40—Every Christian is on mission
0:16:40—Is it okay to evangelise on our own?
0:18:40—“Go” or “make disciples” controlling the Great Commission
0:27:41—What a missionary is and isn’t
0:36:38—Qualifications for a missionary
0:42:41—Is it okay to proclaim the gospel in and outside the house?
0:48:33—Can a woman be a missionary?
0:52:30—How to discern a call to missions
0:57:40—Shouldn’t only mature Christians share their faith?
1:01:00—The letter kills but Spirit gives life expanded
1:02:35—Why go through the local church and not a missions agency?
1:06:50—Blind, unemployed but want to go on mission
1:09:40—Former Muslim who wants to go into evangelistic ministry
1:22:00—How to be involved in missions short of going on missions
1:26:40—Parachurch vs local church in missions