Is Every Christian a Missionary?

March 06, 2024 Parker J

Have you ever heard the saying, "everyone is a missionary"? This article by Elliot Clark thoroughly addresses the issue from a biblical perspective and upholds the authority and responsibility of the local church in recognizing, affirming, and sending a missionary as a key distinction. At MissioSERVE, we respect and defend the role of the local church in sending a missionary, and defining and carrying out the mission their missionary is sent on. This may seem like a daunting task for the church and missionary, which is why we come alongside both to prepare the church to send and train the missionary so that they can accomplish their mission together.

Is Every Christian a Missionary?
Written by Elliot Clark and published by the Gospel Coalition on March 4, 2023.
Read other articles in this series: Biblical Roles in Missions
What it means to Send, Part I
What it means to Send, Part I
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The Holy Spirit Calls – Biblical Roles, Part II
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