Missionary Quotes : Missionary Sayings In Life

These missionary quotes will inspire you. Missionary, a person who is sent to a foreign country to do religious work or a person sent on a religious mission, especially one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging missionary quotes, missionary sayings, and missionary proverbs.

Best Missionary Quotes

  1. “We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.” ~ John Stott
  2. “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.” ~ William Carey
  3. “Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” ~ John Piper
  4. “Christ not only died for all: He died for each.” ~ Billy Graham
  5. “You have one business on earth – to save souls.” ~ John Wesley

  6. “If God has fit you to be a missionary, I would not have you shrivel down to be a king.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  7. “God uses people. God uses people to perform His work. He does not send angels. Angels weep over it, but God does not use angels to accomplish His purposes. He uses burdened broken-hearted weeping men and women.” ~ David Wilkerson
  8. “God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours.” ~ David Livingstone
  9. “Don’t bother to give God instructions; just report for duty.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom
  10. “Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

  11. “The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  12. “Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love.” ~ Roland Allen
  13. “It is possible for the most obscure person in a church, with a heart right toward God, to exercise as much power for the evangelization of the world, as it is for those who stand in the most prominent positions.” ~ John Mott
  14. “To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.” ~ William Carey
  15. “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” ~ William Wilberforce

  16. “It is the whole business of the whole church to preach the whole gospel to the whole world.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  17. “Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.” ~ A. B. Simpson
  18. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa
  19. “Today, 112 years later, 94% of the people in the world recognize the Coca-Cola logo and product. In 112 years, we can reach the world for profit’s sake, but we cannot do it for the glory of God in 2,000 years.” ~ David Sills
  20. “Where the plow does not go and the seed is not sown, the weeds are sure to multiply.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

  21. “The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.” ~ Carl F. H. Henry
  22. “Why wait for a call when you have a command?” ~ Robert Hughes
  23. “God had only one Son, and He was a missionary.” ~ David Livingstone
  24. “Do we claim to believe in God? He’s a missionary God. You tell me you’re committed to Christ. He’s a missionary Christ. Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? He’s a missionary Spirit. Do you belong to the church? It’s a missionary society. And do you hope to go to heaven when you die? It’s a heaven into which the fruits of world mission have been and will be gathered.” ~ John Stott
  25. “We can reach our world, if we will. The greatest lack today is not people or funds. The greatest need is prayer.” ~ Wesley L Duewel

  26. “Sympathy is no substitute for action.” ~ David Livingstone
  27. “I had utterly abandoned myself to Him. Could any choice be as wonderful as His will? Could any place be safer than the center of His will? Did not He assure me by His very presence that His thoughts toward us are good, and not evil? Death to my own plans and desires was almost deliriously delightful. Everything was laid at His nail-scarred feet, life or death, health or illness, appreciation by others or misunderstanding, success or failure as measured by human standards. Only He himself mattered.” ~ V. Raymond Edman
  28. “If you take missions out of the Bible, you won’t have anything left but the covers.” ~ Nina Gunter
  29. “The Great Commission will not be fulfilled with our spare time or spare money.” ~ David Kim

  30. “No sound system. No band. No guitar. No entertainment. No cushioned chairs. No heating or air-con. Nothing but the people of God and the word of God. And strangely, that’s enough. God’s Word is enough for millions of believers who gather in house churches… Jungles… Rainforests, and middle-eastern cities. But is his Word enough for us?” ~ David Platt
  31. “We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.” ~ Oswald J. Smith
  32. “The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  33. “Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation – and for me the most important part is listening to God’s replies.” ~ Frank Laubach
  34. “I don’t know how your theology works, but if Jesus has a choice between stained glass windows and feeding starving kids in Haiti, I have a feeling he’d choose the starving kids in Haiti.” ~ Tony Campolo

  35. “One Way: Jesus! One Job: Evangelism!” ~ T.L. Osborn
  36. “So many Christians seek to live the pain-free Christian life. Such a life has no impact.” ~ Michael Oh
  37. “I believe that in each generation God has called enough men and women to evangelize all the yet unreached tribes of the earth. It is not God who does not call. It is man who will not respond!” ~ Isobel Miller Kuhn
  38. “If we have not enough in our religion . . . to share it with all the world, it is doomed here at home.” ~ David Livingstone
  39. “The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world.” ~ A. B. Simpson

  40. “A person is either a missionary or a mission field.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom
  41. “The biggest hindrance to the missionary task is self. Self that refuses to die. Self that refuses to sacrifice. Self that refuses to give. Self that refuses to go.” ~ Thomas Hale
  42. “I am a missionary, heart and soul. God had an only Son, and He was a missionary and a physician. I am a poor, poor imitation of Him, or wish to be. In this service I hope to live; in it I wish to die!” ~ David Livingstone
  43. “One-third of the planet’s population, over two billion people, has never heard the gospel. And of that number, over 50,000 die daily, separated from God forever.” ~ David Sills
  44. “The will of God – nothing less, nothing more, nothing else.” ~ F. E. Marsh

  45. “If ten men are carrying a log – nine of them on the little end and one at the heavy end – and you want to help, which end will you lift on?” ~ William Whiting Borden
  46. “There is no need for faith where there is no consciousness of an element of risk.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  47. “If you are ever inclined to pray for a missionary, do it at once, where ever you are. Perhaps he may be in great peril at that moment.” ~ Amy Carmichael
  48. “Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but, how much of God’s money will I keep for myself?” ~ John Wesley

  49. “Evangelization is a process of bringing the gospel to people where they are, not where you would like them to be. When the gospel reaches a people where they are, their response to the gospel is the church in a new place.” ~ Paul Vincent Donovan
  50. “Evangelization is a process of bringing the gospel to people where they are, not where you would like them to be. When the gospel reaches a people where they are, their response to the gospel is the church in a new place.” ~ Paul Vincent Donovan
  51. “Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.” ~ Oswald J. Smith
  52. “The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.” ~ David Livingstone
  53. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” ~ Jim Elliot

  54. “The aim of the missionary is to do God’s will, not to be useful, not to win the heathan; he is useful and does win the heathen, but that is not his aim. His aim is to do the will of his Lord.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  55. “Radical Christianity is not going on a missions trip or a big conference. Radical Christianity is staying steady for decades.” ~ Mike Bickle
  56. “Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  57. “We must speak to them with our hands by giving, before we try to speak to them with our lips.” ~ Peter Claver
  58. “Some of us are senders and some are goers. Neither is more important than the other. Neither is possible without the other.” ~ David Sills

  59. “And people who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives… and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.” ~ Nate Saint
  60. “If the Great Commission is true, our plans are not too big; they are too small.” ~ Pat Morley
  61. “Radical obedience to Christ is not easy… It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.” ~ David Platt
  62. “The issue is not going to church; rather, the issue is worshipping and renewing covenants as we attend church. The issue is not going to or through the temple; rather, the issue is having in our hearts the spirit, the covenants, and the ordinances of the Lord’s house. The issue is not going on a mission; rather, the issue is becoming a missionary and serving throughout our entire life with all of our heart, might, mind, and strength.” ~ David A. Bednar
  63. “It’s hard to steer a parked car.” ~ Jim Elliot

  64. “I feel it my duty to plod on while daylight last.” ~ William Carey
  65. “No reserves. No retreats. No regrets.” ~ William Whiting Borden

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