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  • Missions, How the Local Church Goes Global by Andy Johnson

    PrintAndy Johnson, associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, has contributed this short volume to the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches Series. As advertised, Johnson is not promoting a complicated missions program, but rather providing straight forward, wise and biblical insights into how a local church can develop and maintain a ministry of global outreach. The author carefully, and graciously, challenges some of the church’s treasured traditions and current fads and trends, and directs the reader to Scripture for a more biblical model.  The goal of the book is summed up well in the introduction: Imagine a local church where the congregation’s mission to the nations is clear and agreed upon.  Elders guide the congregation toward strategic missions. Missions is held up as a concern for all Christians, not just the niche “missions club.” The tyranny of new trends and demands for immediate, visible results holds no sway. …(Read More)

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