Mack Stiles addresses the imperative topic of the church's role when someone is stepping into missions in his article for The Gospel Coalition. Whether you are going as a Market Place Worker or even more traditional routes, Stiles appeals that you should not go "without the support of a healthy local church".
"The greatest challenge to modern missions is a lack of understanding of the church’s nature and its role in missions." - Mack Stiles
Stiles shares 3 of his personal insights rooted in biblical truth about the church:
So don’t baptize yourself. And if you’re determined to do missionary work, don’t go until you’ve submitted to, and are sent by, a healthy local church. - Mack Stiles
Start the conversation with your church today about how you can best submit to your local church and how they can best support you.
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J. Mack Stiles and his wife, Leeann, reside in Louisville, Kentucky, and are members of Third Avenue Baptist Church. They are long-term residents of the Middle East. Mack has written several books, including Marks of the Messenger: Knowing, Living, and Speaking the Gospel and, most recently, Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus.