What is the impact of colonialism and post-colonialism on mission work? This article argues that colonialism bred dependence, while post-colonialism raised voices for the independence of local churches in mission work. This article discusses the 1970s moratorium on foreign missionaries and foreign aid.
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.