A worshipping church is a mission-minded church, passionate for God’s global purposes.
The church is a community of worshippers of the one and only true God. As worshippers passionate for the greatness and the glory of God, we desire to see multitudes of people from every tribe, and language, and nation shouting God’s praise. Our worship overflows in a passion to see the nations worship.
And because of this passion, we pray for Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, animists, atheists, and tribal people that they, too, may know the one and only true God through faith in Jesus Christ. Lack of concern for the remaining third of the world’s population that are not yet reached by the gospel shows a lack of concern for the glory of God. Zeal for worship overflows in zeal for missions.
We cannot separate worship and missions. We cannot separate prayer and missions.
Jesus said to the people desecrating the temple in his day, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations,'” (Mark 11:17, quoting Isaiah 56:7)?
[from the sermon “A House of Prayer for All the Nations”]