News by email Donate


Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Wikimedia Commons
UK News

Revealed: top reasons Christians fear mission

by Eno Adeogun

Church Mission Society (CMS) published a list of Thursday which revealed the top four mission myths are "mission means we have to save the world", the belief that "mission is mainly about doing things for people in need", "mission is primarily a Western thing" and the view that "mission is only for extraordinary people".

Naomi Steinberg, head of communications at CMS, said: "There are many myths about mission out there; we know that today, mission is a little word with a lot of baggage.


"Having taken time to listen to people's impressions of mission, our task now is to clarify what mission is - and isn't. The goal is to make mission easier for people to understand, and ultimately, be part of."

The organisation questioned more than 2,000 Christians about their perceptions of mission in the 21st century.

In an effort to dispel the misconceptions many people have about getting involved in mission, CMS has produced a Bible study series called 'What is Mission? A Myth-busting Bible Study for Small Groups'.

Biblical reflections, activities and suggested prayers will be used in the four-part series to untangle fact from fiction.


Videos featuring interviews with a variety of people involved in mission either in the UK or overseas will also be included.

Steinberg added: "The people in mission in the videos are all highly relatable and we think they show that everyone can be in mission."

The Bible-study can be downloaded from CMS's website.

Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective. Sign up to our daily newsletter and receive more stories like this straight to your inbox every morning.

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email