IMB appoints 101 new, returning missionaries comment (0)
June 7, 2012
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — On May 23, the International Mission Board (IMB) appointed 101 missionaries during a service at Brentwood Baptist Church. Forty-one of the missionaries have served previous terms, bringing the current missionary count to 4,919.
Brentwood Senior Pastor Mike Glenn challenged the appointment service audience to respond to God’s call on their own lives.
“As our world keeps getting smaller and we keep saying technology will do this, and technology will do that, we still cannot replace the significance of a person telling the story of Jesus to another person,” Glenn said. “As you see those celebrating their calling and their placing, don’t forget you’re called, you’re placed, just like they are.”
IMB President Tom Elliff, in a message drawn from 1 Corinthians 1:17–18, noted that the cross is a “dividing point” — everyone in the world is simply either saved or lost. This realization, he said, will shatter prejudices and simplify a believer’s purpose.
“You’ll just see that you have one responsibility, and that is to share the gospel with everybody.”