The following is a beginning of a series of five trends facing World Missions, written before his passing by Dr. Bill George, Editorial Assistant to the General Overseer, for the EVANGEL’s globalCONNECT.

With a wonderfully escalating church-planting movement, record numbers of people confessing Christ and joining the church, and a world of people still to reach, World Missions is aware of trends that deserve attention. The first of the noteworthy five is …


Jesus gave His followers one main prayer request: “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38 NKJV).

The method of getting more missionaries into the field is prayer. When Christ’s followers pray, the Father puts it into the hearts of people to go, and into the hearts of the churches to send them. The prayer of the church must be for God to raise up missionaries and raise up missionary-sending local churches.

(To be continued …)