Crossword Puzzle 4: Introduction to Missions

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Based on material regarding missions structures in chapter 4, Discovering Missions by Gailey and Culbertson

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3 Roman Catholic groups such as the Benedictines, Franciscans, Dominicans, Carmelites, and Jesuits who carried on that church's global outreach
4 Lack of independence or self-sufficiency; in Christian mission it is often related to finances
6 The category of organizations like Wycliffe Bible Translators, Cru (which was originally Campus Crusade for Christ), and Gospel Recordings
7 A word applied to the way that some missionaries support themselves by working at a secular job, in much the same way as the Apostle Paul used his own craftsmanship skills to support his ministry
1 The acronym of a delivery method for training church leaders in which the schooling goes to the students instead of vice-versa
2 Acting on behalf of other people without their permission, often creating dependency
3 An inclusive community such as the Church that may have within it smaller, task-oriented groups called "sodalities"
5 A voluntary, task-oriented association that has been established for a specific purpose (such as to do cross-cultural missionary outreach)

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    -- Howard Culbertson,

Based on material in the book Discovering Missions by Charles Gailey and Howard Culbertson, published by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City (now known as The Foundry)


The Christian church has employed various structural frameworks to facilitate world evangelism, aiming to spread the message of Christianity to diverse cultures and regions. One of the primary structures is the establishment of missionary organizations and agencies dedicated to sending individuals or teams to evangelize in different parts of the world. These organizations often coordinate with local churches and communities to effectively communicate the gospel message and provide humanitarian aid where needed. Additionally, denominational networks play a crucial role, as churches within the same denomination often collaborate on global missions, pooling resources and expertise to reach unreached peoples and communities. Furthermore, the advent of technology has enabled churches to expand their outreach through using online platforms to communicate with audiences worldwide. Overall, the Christian church's structured approach to world evangelism reflects its commitment to fulfilling the Great Commission and sharing the message of salvation with all nations.

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