Who Should Send Out Missionaries Around the World?

A700A82B-77D6-4DA2-9E19-69ECC731CA5FAnthony Norris Groves (1795 – 1853) stands as one of the great missionaries of the 19th century. Most people in today‚Äôs churches haven’t even heard of him.

Mission Societies vs. Churches

In that day, mission societies sent missionaries overseas, rather than the churches doing the sending themselves. In the early days of the modern missionary movement, mission societies were the sending agencies for cross-cultural missionaries, such as the Scottish Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge (1707), the Moravian Mission Society (1732) and the Baptist Mission Society (1792). The full name of the latter establishment was the Particular Baptist Society for Propagating the Gospel Among the Heathen (or, BMS). William Carey, “the father of modern missions, helped found it. Continue reading