It seems as if today we are calling a lot of ministries 'missionary work', but I wonder if we are truly downplaying the missionary. Do college ministries, soup kitchens, rescue missions, even church youth ministries really do count as missionary work. Maybe college ministries and church planting could be counted as I somewhat think that all missionary work should be that of planting churches. I'm just not sure in how it is done in America is missionary work. Also, what about missionaries who have served in the field for many years, but not back in the home offices. The majority of my church missionaries fall in that category as we started supporting them in the early 80s and still support them now when they are back at the home office.


John Chaney

"having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith . . ." Colossians 2:7