The Congress on the Church’s worldwide mission was convened in Wheaton, Ill., April 9-16, 1966. It represented the response of evangelicals to the tension and crisis precipitated throughout the world chiefly by theologians and ecclesiastics within the Ecumenical Movement.
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"Is this all that can be done?," I wondered as I thought about the small, struggling group of evangelical university students, facing the onslaughts of dialectical materialism, aggressive communism, and renewed Catholicism.
0ne of the most provocative and stimulating attempts in recent years at appraising present-day missionary methods is that by Dr. Donald Anderson McGavran, former missionary to India and now dean of the new Fuller School of World Mission and Institute of Church Growth, Pasadena, Calif.
After a week-long missionary conference in his home church, a missionary wrote to the chairman of the conference:
“It was great to be back in the home church again, and to have the opportunity to tell what God has been doing in Indonesia. I do share your concern about the lethargy in the home church.
In many ways man is “fearfully and wonderfully made,” and perhaps in his capacity to communicate he is primarily “the crowning work of all creation.”1 With little conscious effort he sends and receives messages at a dazzling speed.