November 2014

Missionary Training as Missionary Ministry

In 2 Timothy 2:2, the apostle Paul, in his final communication before his execution, implored Timothy to be involved in the training of the future generations of missionaries. In a clear injunction, he invokes four generations of service; himself, Timothy, the students Timothy will train, and then the future students of those new missionaries. There can be little doubt that Paul felt the training of the future generations of missionaries was a significant element of missionary service, for him, and for every future missionary as well. Only missionaries can train future missionaries!