Evangelicals have a rich history of sending missionaries. We have been doing it for more than 200 years. People volunteering to take the gospel to the nations has been a major part of our tradition ever since William Carey reminded us that the Great Commission still applied to churches today.
In order to accomplish this task, we have started organizations, raised funds, and sounded the message. Ironically though, all this work makes it easier than ever for local churches to play smaller and smaller roles in the sending of their own missionaries. It is not uncommon today for a local church to… Continue Reading