Post Mortem

10,000 Missionaries: Possible?

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 12/7/2019 12:02:54 PM IST

 It is an encouraging thing for a missionary to learn about the pledged of our great leaders pertaining to sending out of ten thousand missionaries from a small state such as Nagaland. However, sad it is to see our wealthy jumbo churches losing her sight on mission and its relevance on Christian faith because of sharp focus on asset management alone. Considering present scenario of our churches one has to come up with innovative thinking of doing mission (Commandment of our Lord Matt. 28:19). A church without soul-winning mission would certainly wither like the seed that fell on rocky places (Matt. 13:5). At the moment it may seem like thriving but in a long run it will be like the churches in the West, struggling for its very existence. The worst, the present mission activities (domestic and overseas) would probably shrink if the present trend of self-confinement in our own comfort zone endures. Church is the body of Christ, and mission is the heartbeat of Christ. Some have given everything for mission, for instance, a group of widows supporting abroad mission. Similarly, likeminded individuals can come together and support a missionary without a doubt. Material prosperity of our church has not been undermined here, however, the budget on mission and church development project has to be equalized in order to avoid the imbalance between spiritual and material growth. To spiritually sustain the church of Christ, our leaders must facilitate mission exposure trip for lay believers for the reason that Christian mission is not an activity that leaves its impact on people upon whom it is propagated but it nourishes the spiritual growth of missionary-sending church immensely and profoundly. Our dream of sending out 10,000 missionaries will still remain far and mundane without reviving our local churches and individuals stepping forward for Christ’ given task. May the thought of John Keith F. encourage us, who said, “I have one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.”

Mika K. Achumi, 
4th Mile Diphupar, Dimapur (mikaachumi2011@gmail.com)
 

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