The White Noise of Missions

I love walking around the malls during the Christmas season. The songs that play over speakers blare out the gospel, “Hark, the herald angels sing, glory to the newborn King!” “Joy to the world, the Lord has come!” and so many others. The songs are merely nice background music for many as they put their Visa cards down to buy another sweater. It’s called ‘white noise’.
In a very similar way many Christians ‘hear’ the Great Commission of our Lord delivered in Matt. 28:18-20. In many respects, His mandate has become white noise to His church.

Where Are The Men?

A common missions statement is, “Two-thirds of missionaries are married couples, the other third are single women, the rest are single men.” Where are the single men that stand up and wish to give their lives to see God’s glory spread to the last “nations”? It is lamentable in our time to see so few who are capable of and serious for the cause of cross-cultural missions.

You Play How You Practice

We value training in every professional vocation. We encourage it, prioritize it, and often times demand it. Why? Because it is needed to become proficient in serious professions. Why would we not demand it of the cross-cultural gospel worker? Training Matters.