Missionary Principles Series: Introduction


In a previous post on Missionary Principles, I quoted from Dr. Oswald J. Smith’s fantastic book “The Challenge of Missions“. Read the post first if you’ve not done so.

Dr. Smith laid out 11 helpful missionary principles that any Christian, whether pastor, missionary or laymen should know. I will start a series of posts to unpack the 11 principles to help you apply them today in our current day and age.

The great thing about principles is this: They are timeless.

Methods change but principles don’t. That’s why these core principles will help guide you in forming your own personal plan in missions.

I’m excited to start. Are you?

I’ll list and link all the 11 posts here as they are completed:
1. Our work must be evangelical

2. Our work must be evangelistic

3. Our missionaries ought not to be pastors of native churches

4. The chief work of the missionary must be the training of native Christians

5. Native pastors and churches should not be supported by foreign funds

6. We should make it a rule to aim for the largest centres of population

7. We must concentrate on the unoccupied areas

8. In matters of finance there should be information, prayer and faith

9. We should never go into debt

10. Allowance should be based on needs, not worth

11. Our overhead must be kept low

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