This article is on mission work. The author discusses the church as the agent of missions. Preaching is central to the advancement of mission work, and every member of the congregation has a responsibility for missions. The author looks at this topic through the lens of the biblical and confessional position.
This article builds off of the article entitled Examining Parachurch Missions, which looked at whether mission work can be done by parachurch organizations. The author concluded that mission work should be the sole responsibility of the church as an institution. This article expands on why parachurch organizations should not be involved in mission work.
Who is called to do mission work? Can mission work be done by organizations? This article addresses these questions. The author discusses the reasons given for supporting parachurch involvement in evangelism, but concludes that mission work should remain the calling and responsibility of the church.
This is the last article in a five part series on evangelism and mission work. The commission to preach and teach the gospel is given to the church. The preaching of the gospel is dependent upon Christ's work of fulfillling the order of salvation - regeneration, calling, and faith. God uses preaching to call and cause faith in those who hear.
This is the fourth article in a five part series on evangelism and mission work. The commission to preach and teach the gospel is given to the church. God’s election is the root of all mission endeavours. In this article the author shows how both election and reprobation can be of great comfort to those involved in mission work.
This is the third article in a five part series on evangelism and mission work. The commission to preach and teach the gospel is given to the church. How can mission work be successful? Election is the guarantee that it will be successful. This is the guarantee which Jesus Christ gave to His disciples, and is still the anchor for mission work today.
This is the first article in a five part series on evangelism and mission work. The commission to preach and teach the gospel is given to the church. This commission means that the church has the duty to call and send out missionaries. The church does this under the conviction that God is the One who gives gifts and qualifies those who are called for mission work. All those called to this office embrace this commission knowing that God is the One doing the work.
This article is the first in a series on the work of the Holy Spirit. It makes the assertion that the spiritual drought facing the church may be the result of neglecting biblical teaching on the Holy Spirit and His person. The author focuses here on the need for the work of the Holy Spirit in evangelism. In order for evangelism to be effective, it must be empowered by the Spirit.
This article assumes that the ministry of evangelism is necessary to the life and health of the church. The author discusses why the church no longer seems to produce leaders who are both scholarly and evangelistic, and highlights the role of the theological seminary in producing such scholary evangelical leaders.