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Who Really Sent the First Missionaries?

Some time ago I read in the pages of a mission magazine that came to my desk an amazing statement. The writer was emphasizing his "conviction that the church, not the mission board, is the sending agency."

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Who Really Sent the First Missionaries?

Some time ago I read in the pages of a mission magazine that came to my desk an amazing statement. The writer was emphasizing his “conviction that the church, not the mission board, is the sending agency.” He added that according to the book of Acts, “the church at Antioch accepted responsibility for the Apostle Paul.” Then he went on to say that “in the 11th chapter of Acts Barnabas heard of Paul, sought him out, brought him to Antioch and helped him serve an internship in that church of not less than one year.”