Missions in the 21st century demands multicultural partnership, global missions researcher and author Patrick Johnstone insists. And pastors of some churches filled with first-generation immigrants agree.
Baptist missionary-sending agencies currently do not actively seek missionaries from other countries to minister to unreached or least-reached people groups in the United States, nor are they likely to do so.
A wave of immigrants entering the United States presents a particular challenge to Christians who seek to minister among them, the director of missions for a metropolitan association of churches noted.
Various missionary-sending bodies and denominational groups are readying for the bicentennial of the American missionary movement, which will be celebrated in Salem, Mass., Feb. 5-20 with nine different events. While William Carey had left England for India several years earlier to launch