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The Mission Society Celebrates 25 Years of Ministry
The Mission Society was founded in 1984 as an supplemental mission sending agency within the United Methodist Church. The organization was founded by a group of 34 concerned United Methodists who were concerned that the official missionary agency, the General Board of Church and Society (GBGM) had embraced leftist political causes and non-Wesleyan theology and was floundering in Christ-centered evangelistic outreach. The GBGM was not pleased with the formation of the Mission Society and circulated letters of protest throughout the church.
In spite of the persecution they experienced, requests for missionary service came flooding in from bishops in other nations and persons wanting to serve. It's first year, the Mission Society commissioned 10 missionaries, and since then 460 men and women have been trained and sent out for ministry in 32 nations around the world, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Mission Society missionaries raise their own support from partnering individuals and churches. If your church or women's group would like to be a part of the life-changing work of the Mission Society, you can inquire at www.themissionsociety.org for more information.
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