Christian world missions timeline

A year-by-year look at Church history from the perspective of its global expansion

"World missions is incredibly tied in to the story of the Bible. Moreover, it represents the main theme: Christ's mission to save us and our mission to pass that on to others." -- Anthony Collison

Note: Earliest dates must all be considered "approximate."

Not every year has something connected to it. If you know of something for one of the missing years, let me know. I'll be glad to add it. It needs to be said that I'm part of the Church of the Nazarene. So, that's the reason events connected with my "tribe" appear here and there in this chronological unfolding of gospel outreach.

     -- compiled by Howard Culbertson

"The stories of missionaries, like William Carey, Robert Morrison, and J. Hudson Taylor left me questioning the depth of my own faith and passion for seeing others come to Christ. I want faith like they had -- unwavering faith -- and a passion for the lost." -- Kaitlin Scholl, chilldren's pastor

What happened in Great Commision fulfillment on specific days of the year?

For "what happened today in missionary history?"

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