Any study of missions should begin with a definition of what we mean by the term “missions”. The word mission itself comes from the Latin verb missio, which means “to send.” And of course, we find many examples in the Bible of God sending His people to do His work. So, literally, missions is all about God’s work of sending. With that simple definition as the foundation for our class, we will spend our time during the next eight weeks looking at what the work of sending entails: the purpose for which God sends His people, who God chooses to send, how the work of sending is accomplished, what those who are sent do, and finally how God’s plan of sending involves all of His people–including you!
Class schedule & subjects
- April 13 – the God of Missions (a biblical theology for missions)
- April 20 – the history of Missions (a biblical model in the book of Acts & overview of modern missionaries)
- April 27 – the work of Missions (what has been done and what is yet to accomplished)
- May 4 – the missionaries of Calvary Chapel Modesto (who they are, where they serve & what they are doing)
- May 11 – the mission experience of Ken & Rita Marr
- May 18 – the mission experience of Jeremiah & Gigi Boek
- May 25 – preparing to go or to send
- June 1 – where do I fit into God’s work of Missions?