Philosophy of Missiology:
Spreading Our Ultimate Purpose
(Our Explanation of Spreading)
1st Precept of Missions
We maintain that God’s missionary enterprise is founded on the excellent confidence that God shall draw to Himself, without fail, those from every people group, whom the Father has given to His Son and whom the Son has purchased with His own blood (Jn 6:44, 6:65, Rev 5:9).
2nd Precept of Missions
We maintain that every born again soul engages the spiritual harvest in going or sending, at home and abroad, for the advancement of God’s glory and the expansion of God’s kingdom (Mt 5:13-16, Jn 3:21, Acts 1:8, Acts 4:19-20,1 Pet 2:9,3Jn 5-8).
3rd Precept of Missions
We maintain that authentic worship is the motive for biblical outreach and missions, so that proclaiming the Excellencies of Christ is merely an overflow of one’s own delight in God (Isa 6:7-8, Ps 51:10-13, Ps 67:1-2, Ps 92:1-4).
4th Precept of Missions
We maintain that authentic worship is the aim of biblical outreach and missions, so that the praise of God might become glorious in the hearts of others
(Ps 66:1-2, Ps 67:1-4).
5th Precept of Missions
We maintain that God’s word is God’s designated means for spreading God’s fame (Mt 28:19-20, Mk 13:10, Mk 16:15, Jn 17:20-21, 2 Thess 3:1-2).
6th Precept of Missions
We maintain that God has made successful spreading depend upon prayer to glorify God’s power in our weakness (Eph 6:18-20, 2 Thess 3:1).
7th Precept of Missions
We maintain that God’s chosen missionaries are themselves eternally enriched, by their Heavenly Father, in all of their going labors (2 Cor 1:24).
8th Precept of Missions
We maintain that the prayers and provisions of the sending church both benefit the missionary and strengthen the affections of the sender (Eph 4:12).
9th Precept of Missions
We, therefore, maintain that an intentional and strategic vision for church-planting and missions is an indispensable element of a healthy local church, even in its earliest stages.
10th Precept of Missions
And we maintain a sober expectation of hostile resistance, from the world and mere religious organizations, to all sincere spreading efforts (2 Thess 3:2).