Keeping the Great Commission Central

This week’s episode is with Tony Arnett. Tony is the missions pastor at Central Church in Charlotte, N.C. Central Church believes that the Great Commission should be taken literally, and this impacts everything they do from the nursery to the senior citizens and everything in between. Tony shares how this has impacted both the church as a whole, the missionaries they serve alongside, and the individuals within the church.

First, missions isn’t a ministry of the local church; it’s THE ministry of the local church. It permeates and guides everything from the nursery to the senior citizens.

Second, when this reality sets in, the focus of every ministry in the church becomes more clear and the results are indescribable.

And finally, these results aren’t measured by dollars given, but by lives changed. A good reminder is the story of the widow who gave two mites at the Temple. The financial gift she provided was insignificant, but the offering was great.

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