The Aim of Missions: God’s Glory!

“Missions is not first and ultimate; God is. …All of history is moving toward one great goal, the white hot worship of God and his Son among all the peoples of the earth. Missions is not that goal. It is the means. And for that reason it is the second greatest human activity in the world.”

“Missions iThe Aim of Missions: God's Glory! | missionalchallenge.coms not God’s ultimate goal, worship is. When this sinks into a person’s heart everything changes. The world is often turned on its head. Everything looks different–including the missionary enterprise. The ultimate foundation for our passion to see God glorified is his own passion to be glorified. God is central in his own affections. There are no rivals for the supremacy of God’s glory in his own heart.”

“Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God’s delight in being God. And the deepest reason why worship is the goal in missions is that worship is God’s goal. …If it is God’s goal, it must be our goal.”

“Missions flows from the fulness of God and it aims at the participation of the nations in the very passion that he has for himself (cf. John 15:11; 17:13, 26; Matt 25:21, 23). The power of the missionary enterprise is to be caught up into God’s fuel and God’s goal. And that means being caught up in worship.”

From Let the Nations Be Glad, 1993 by John Piper

Today’s Missional Challenge

Join God in His mission so that He will be worshipped by all the nations!

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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  1. Michael Hughes
    Michael Hughes says:

    To know that I need to strive to whorship God, is both an exciting and yet struggling concept. First reaction is to think that worshiping God would be easy if I love God, but being tricked by this world, and being in the world, as it says, be in the world but not of the world, comes into play. If we want to worship God, do, so knowingmyoumare in this world to glorify God in everything you do.

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