10 Quotes from Missions

Andy Johnson serves as an associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

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Quotes from Missions

1. Calling and discipling all the peoples saved by the Lamb is the primary mission of missions. (pg. 24)

2. Organized cooperation among churches for the sake of missions is a wonderful thing, but those who organize that cooperation must remember that they are coming alongside – not supplanting – the local church. (pg. 27)

3. Churches won’t extend themselves to commend the gospel until they deeply cherish the gospel. (pg. 32)

4. Sending unqualified people may produce bad consequences that cascade far beyond the individual. (pg. 42)

5. Missionaries aren’t world travelers with full passports. The best missionaries tend to go to one place and stay there, sometimes for the rest of their lives. (pg. 48)

6. Too many churches view the breadth of their missions commitments, rather than the depth, as the measure of their love for the nations. (pg. 60)

7. Get-rich-quick schemes are always attractive but are rarely a substitute for hard work and faithfulness. (pg. 72)

8. Your commitment to faithfulness can help your partnering workers to persevere in proclaiming the plain gospel message even when the results aren’t seen. (pg. 83)

9. There is nothing like a big view of God’s glorious global plan to put our individual concerns and contributions in an appropriately smaller perspective. (pg. 95)

10. A good church is a good thing anywhere. (pg. 113)


Evan Knies is an elder of North Hills Church in West Monroe, LA. He is husband of Lauren and father to Maesyn. He is a graduate of Boyce College and Southern Seminary.

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