What is missions?

Mt. Hood at sunset from our balcony.

Simply put “missions” is Matthew 28:18-20 “18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

Yet, what do these words really mean? What is a disciple? What does “baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holly Spirit” really mean? What are the commands we should be teaching?

For us, a disciple is someone after God’s heart, baptizing people in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is being filled with God’s heart, and the commands to be obeyed are love God and love people.  This is simplified of course, but none the less the essence of what Missions is for us.

Beyond this, local and global missions have so many different aspects. How we approach “missions” is all about how we personally approach God.

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