Christian mission work involves three components: loving our neighbors, making new disciples, and seeking justice for the disadvantaged (Mt 22:37-39; Mt 28:18-20; Am 5:21-24). It also involves three dimensions geographically. In Acts 1:8, Christ says to his followers, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Jerusalem was where the disciples were; it represents local missions. Judea and Samaria were the surrounding areas; they represent regional missions. The ends of the earth cover everywhere else on the globe; they represent international missions. In light of this text, we engage in three-dimensional mission work: locally, regionally, and internationally.
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