Jesus gave a very clear direction to his disciples on what they should be doing in missions – They were to go into all the world and to preach the good news to all creation (Mark 16:15). This was clearly understood as having to move into a foreign land and mixing with people of different cultures and ethnicity in order to present the gospel.
However today, with more and more people (even from minority groups) uprooting themselves and settling in major cities in a country other than their own, “missions at your door step” has become a buzzword along with social action. Many believers are ploughing into this and we have been seeing a downtrend in the numbers of missionaries being sent overseas. After all, isn’t it the best of both worlds, being able to obey the command to evangelise the world without having to leave the comfort of home?
The question that remains then, is whether Jesus’ command still valid for missions today? How will there be a great multitude that no-one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before God’s throne at the end days as foretold in Revelations 7:9? Would the great multitude include the many unreached people’s groups in the remote corners of the world, if God’s children remain in the comfort of their homes?
BFEC, like many other churches in Singapore, is experiencing a drought of new and younger missionaries willing to go into all the world and live cross culturally. This missions month, we will re-focus on what missions is about and introduce ways to help raise more labourers for the harvest field.
|8 April||BFEC Missions||Vincent Lim|
|15 April||BFEC GAP Missions||Willy Ong|
|22 April||End of Missions or End Time Missions?||Dr Tan Lai Yong|
|29 April||Social Action and Missions||SP Tang Kok Fai (PPHBC)|
|6 May||Community Pastoring||SP Lawrence Chua (LSBC)|