Is There A Full Frontal Assault On Christian Missionaries by ‘Missional’ Christians?

pr_bulletproof_bodyarmor_hq_vest_fLet’s get something straight. The question is not about Short-Term missions trips or those that go on them. It’s about those who have been called out and sent by God to a particular place, for an indeterminate amount of time, outside of their own context. Statements like:

 

 

 

“Staying is the new Going,”

“There’s plenty of mission work to be done right here.”

and

“Every place is becoming cross-cultural, so why “go” anywhere?

barely capture the apparently aggressive wave of attitudes towards ‘traditional’ missions and missionaries.  Further, “Training people to become missionaries in their own contexts,” is superseding “Training people to become missionaries in whatever context they find themselves in.”

What’s going on? Is There A Full Frontal Assault On Christian Missionaries by ‘Missional’ Christians?

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0 thoughts on “Is There A Full Frontal Assault On Christian Missionaries by ‘Missional’ Christians?

  1. Marshall says:

    it may primarily be collateral, as you (and others) are standing in the way of that movement’s point-on-agenda.

  2. I don’t know if there is a full frontal assault so much as an improverished and ill-informed picture of the global missions picture. Couple that with the blogging culture that allows everyone to pontificate as if they were an expert on every thought they ever had in any category ever created and you get comments like the ones your quoted.

    Antidote: Beseech the Lord of the harvest to send forth workers into the harvest. (Luke 10:2).

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