This is a great article on missions from JD Greear.
“To follow Jesus is to be sent.”
“God is calling all of the members of our churches to understand their role in his mission, to get off the sidelines and join him where he is already at work. It won’t be easy. It won’t be safe. But remember that the kingdom of God works on the principle of the harvest: we reap only as we risk, living comes by dying, and gaining comes by losing.”