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Posted December 5th, 2005 by E. Goodman

The fundamental problem with “unfinished Task” strategy is that it substitutes evangelism for the Great Commission idea of discipleship. Evangelism is not the same thing as Missions. In fact, there are many good and well-respected mission sending agencies that have built strategies and missiologies around a profound misunderstanding of the missionary task. Somewhere along the […]

Filed under:Uncategorized Posted December 5th, 2005 by E. Goodman

It wasn’t long ago that Dr. Henry Blackaby was our “It” guy. His wildly popular book and Bible study giude Expereincing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, was a huge seller for Lifeway, and the SBC was happy to push it as the answer for Sunday School, small groups, discipleship, youth groups, and […]

Filed under:Uncategorized Posted December 5th, 2005 by E. Goodman

When we first started dialoguing with the IMB about becoming career missionaries, they really drove home the fact that we needed to be sure of our calling. We were asked to describe the occasion of our individual call to missions, and then we were to relay a time when that call was affirmed. We had […]

Filed under:Uncategorized Posted December 5th, 2005 by E. Goodman

Part of what we do as missionaries is “mobilization,” educating people back home about what we do in order that God might by our stories call some to the field. But in an effort to recruit more workers, many have taken to using “lostness” statistics in order to guilt the willing into overseas service. I’ve […]

Filed under:Uncategorized Posted November 30th, 2005 by E. Goodman

Missiological passages of scripture that I’m working through: Matthew 24v.14 “…And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” This verse has probably been the greatest scriptural influence on the “Unfinished Task” missiology. In other posts, I’ve explained my […]

Filed under:Uncategorized Posted November 26th, 2005 by E. Goodman

Missiological passages of scripture that I’m working through:Luke 10 This Passage is often used as a template or model for missions. The concept of the “Person of Peace” comes directly from Jesus’ commission of these 72 disciples. The passage is full of wisdom and truth for all believers on mission, but we need to remember […]

Filed under:Uncategorized Posted November 13th, 2005 by E. Goodman

Missiological passages of scripture that I’m working through: Matthew 28 v.18 “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Many reasons have been given for why believers should participate in misisons. Some of them are true, some are not. Most of them use guilt […]

Filed under:Uncategorized Posted November 1st, 2005 by E. Goodman

Some examples of current evangelical missiologies: From the Vision Statement, International Mission Board “Our basic task is evangelism through proclamation, discipling, equipping and ministry that results in indigenous Baptist churches.” The Lausanne Covenant “A reduction of foreign missionaries and money in an evangelized country may sometimes be necessary to facilitate the national church’s growth in […]

Filed under:Uncategorized Posted October 6th, 2005 by E. Goodman

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