‘Let’s be honest: faithfulness is not the first synonym that springs to mind when we hear the word success.
‘Over the past 20 years, a proliferation of new missionary methods has shifted the definition of missionary success. Increasingly, I meet missionaries for whom success seems to be one thing: a rapid movement of exponential, numerical growth in converts or gatherings. These aren’t just folks trying to take a shortcut—many are unwittingly on a different road altogether. Other missionaries may aim to obey God through faithful evangelism, serious discipleship, and patient church planting. Yet these “movement missionaries” tend to look down on such small goals.’
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