Missionaries Sharing Their Faith, Women’s Role in Great Commission & Be Missional
A group of missionaries are meeting in Central Asia this summer looking for specific opportunities to share their faith. Scripture records women’s work in the Old and New Testaments, detailing the work of midwives, prophetesses, warriors, a judge, teachers, mothers and others. And, Pastor Conner Smith writes about being missional.
A group of missionaries are meeting in Central Asia this summer looking for specific opportunities to share their faith.
They are meeting people in coffee shops, malls, parks, and around universities.
They say they’ve have had good interactions with men who are interested in hearing more about Jesus, but, they say, as is often the case in Central Asia, the women they meet have been less interested in the things of Jesus.
The group asks believers to pray for the efforts of these missionaries.
Scripture records women’s work in the Old and New Testaments, detailing the work of midwives, prophetesses, warriors, a judge, teachers, mothers and others.
Women were among the earliest Baptist missionaries to foreign lands, commissioned by the Triennial Convention, Southern Baptists’ earliest denominational roots. Southern Baptist offerings funding national and international missions are named for women.
In a resolution passed by the SBC, women were honored for the important role they play in helping to fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission.
The resolution praises God for calling women to fulfill His Great Commission, thanks God for gifting women for ministry, thanks “countless women who serve among us as missionaries, writers, apologists, teachers, mentors, and leaders, both volunteer or professional,” and affirms the work women conduct today in homes, churches, communities, in workplaces and on the mission field.
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Pastor Conner Smith writes about being missional. Heard that word? He writes, “What many have noted before is the difficulty in defining the word missional. Alan Hirsch, a thought leader in the missional church movement, wrote an excellent article in Christianity Today over a decade ago explaining the ambiguity surrounding the word. Hirsch summed up his view with this description: “[Being missional] applies to the whole life of every believer. Every disciple is to be an agent of the kingdom of God, and every disciple is to carry the mission of God into every sphere of life.”
Smith says, “This is what God has been teaching me, a young pastor often tempted to aspire to ‘greater things,’ or at least more than the mundanity of being a little-known pastor laboring at a little-known church in a little-known town with a handful of little-known people.”
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