1. The Mistake of Starting Bible Schools, and not Universities
I thought the great commission was to make disciples of all nations and to teach them all things Christ has commanded. The focus of mission is to plant churches not colleges
2. The Mistake of Only “Salvation in Heaven,” not of helping God's “Kingdom on Earth”
I think this is a mistake a lot of churches here in the west make and not just in the missionfield.
5. The Mistake of Insisting that Devout Followers of Jesus Call Themselves “Christians” and Identify with the Western Church
I think this is a problem and particularly so in the Islamic world. Christians in Asia, Africa or wherever should be called Christians but their churches should reflect the Indian, African etc culture rather than western culture
6. The Mistake of Sending Only Money, Not Missionaries
Definitely. Sending money is for some a substitute for not going
7. The Mistake of Sending Short-Termers, Not Long-Termers
I think short termers have a valid role to play on the mission field and can be a great encouragement. However this thinking has usurped the need for long term workers. Some feel they can do short term work and that is their bit for the kingdom over. I think a lot in the west need to rethink missionary commitment.
Finaghy Baptist, Belfast, UK
In Him the fulness of the Godhead dwells in bodily form and in Him you are complete (Col 2.9-10)