There are numerous verses in the Bible that speak of the missionary experience. There are many reasons why you might be looking for a collection of passages about missions.
Perhaps you are a support church looking for biblical instructions to pray for your missionaries. Perhaps you are a parent or friend of a struggling missionary looking for biblical encouragement to send. Perhaps you are a missionary and simply need to hear from the Lord through his word.
Fortunately, whatever God calls us to do, he provides the means to do so. Just as God calls missionaries, he speaks to them throughout Scripture.
In this post, it is our goal to unpack collections of Bible verses relevant to missionaries to encourage, enlighten, strengthen, and inspire gospel workers in all cultures sent by the church in all ages.
Verse for Mission Worship
Jesus' final command to his disciples in the Bible was to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). As believers, we are called to spread the word of God throughout the world – whether outside our door or across the world. Use this collection of Bible verses to discuss the call to missions in your conversations, sermons, worship, work, and service.
Matthew 28:19 - 20
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, until the end of time.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit come down on you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
1 Chronicles 16:24
Announce his glory among the nations, his wondrous deeds among all peoples.
As the Father sent me, I send you.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they invoke the one in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in the one they have not heard of? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless he is sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, bring peace, bring good news, bring salvation, and say to Zion: Your God reigns!
Mark 16: 15
He said to them: Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
But the Lord told me, “Don't say, 'I'm too young.' You must go to everyone to whom I send you and say what I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and I will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here I am. Send me!"
2 Timothy 2:2
And the things which you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to trustworthy persons, who will also be qualified to teach others.
For thus has the Lord commanded us: "I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth."
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world as a witness to all nations, and then the end will come.