So few missionary pastors

The fundamental difficulty on the home field is the lack of missionary pastors. If the leader of a congregation is ignorant or indifferent or sceptical concerning the need and obligation of the Church to evangelize the world it will be strange if the same may not be said of the large majority of the members. A task so vast can be achieved only by a Church filled with the spirit of missions. Therefore, if we are to have congregations abounding in faith, self-sacrifice, prayer and aggressive zeal, we must have pastors who have caught the vision of a world evangelized, and whose plans, utterances, prayers and activities are under the commanding influence of that vision.

 John R Mott, The Evangelization of the Word in This Generation

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Austin Gardner is pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Previously he was church planting missionary in Peru for 20 years.

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