The Minister as Missionary

Are you angry about mission? Do you see yourself in this description perhaps?:

“I detect an emerging and distressing phenomenon, angry missionary-ministers, ministers whose anger is kindled by their congregation’s failure to get with the missionary programme. These are ministers who feel held back by their congregations. It is as if their people are getting in the way of their own missionary-ministry. And it makes them mad. I sympathise. I think I understand. But I am also alarmed.”

So writes Andy Marshall in an excellent six part series entitled ‘The Minister As Missionary’.  Andy is a Baptist minister and tutor in mission studies at the Northern Baptist Learning Community in Manchester, U.K.  He is the author of an excellent blog called ‘Nah Then’.  Read the whole series here:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6