How the Reformation Caused a Missions Explosion (Ep. 140)

October 13, 2023

Would you be surprised to know that over 460 years ago, a group of missionaries left Geneva for Brazil to preach the gospel? Or that by 1562, missionary efforts based out of Geneva and other similarly minded cities had planted over 2000 churches in France?
In this episode, we consider how God’s work in the lives of the men and women of the Reformation resulted in missionaries being sent out to the entire world. And while this early mission movement had similarities with what we think of as modern missions, there were also some key distinctives that the modern American church seems to have forgotten.

Listen to the audio version here:

00:00 Meaning of the Reformation
05:57 Missions in the Church
14:51 Pre Reformation Missionaries
26:07 Refugee Missionaries
34:15 Conventional Missionaries
38:49 Settling the New World
49:31 Modern Opportunities
55:18 Lessons for Today

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

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