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The History of Missions: Lauren Kim, Witness 2019 (VIDEO)

By Staff, Jul 9, 2019

What does the history of the Church have to teach us about our role in missions today? Dr. Lauren Kim, assistant professor of Christian history at Claremont McKenna College kicks off the 2019 Witness West Coast Missions Conference with a history of the Church and its relevance to the Great Commission.

Our history includes persecution, division, and a lot of sin requiring repentance. But it includes a lot of good as well. As part of the Reformed tradition, we’ve done well with Bible translation, theological education, and learning from past mistakes. We still have work to do. But through the good and the bad, we remember that God is with us.

Follow along as Lauren Kim unpacks 2000 years of church history in this informative session. Catch up on other Witness sessions you may have missed at mtw.org/witness.

Videography by Jeff McKeowen.

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