Basic Tools 14: “Mission” and “Missionary” as Good Words

Remove some roadblocks.

What’s in a word?  “Mission” and “missionary” are good words but they carry a lot of excess baggage. They are bad words for many.  Find out if this is true for the people you are about to work with.  If it is a bad word for them, try the following.

Let’s clear it up by making two lists.


1. What is bad about mission and missionaries?

2. What is good about mission and missionaries?

We work from the good list.  This is God’s New Day and it is a new day for mission and missionaries.