Saturday, August 1, 2009
The Missionary Nature of the Church
“The Church is by nature missionary to the extent that, if it ceases to be missionary, it has not just failed in one of its tasks, it has ceased being Church.”
~J. Andrew Kirk
Missions is not something that the church DOES - it is something that the Church IS, and if a church stops being missionary than it is betraying its very identity.
Many define the marks of a church as, where the Gospel is rightly preached and the sacraments are rightly administered, yet the church's missionary nature must be part of this definition.
Posted by TandT at 1:09 PM