David J. Hesselgrave

 
I BELIEVE THAT CHRISTIAN MISSION PRIMARILY CONSISTS OF THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL, THE CONVERSION OF UNBELIEVERS AND NONBELIEVERS, AND THE GATHERING AND DISCIPLING OF CONVERTS IN LOCAL CHURCHES—ALL OF THIS WORLDWIDE BUT ESPECIALLY AMONG UNEVANGELIZED PEOPLES AND IN UNREACHED AREAS.

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David J. Hesselgrave (1924-2018) was Professor of Mission, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois and cofounder (with Donald A. McGavran) of the Evangelical Missiological Society. An ordained minister and in the Evangelical Free Church of America, he served as a missionary in Japan for twelve years. Most recent among his published books is Paradigms in Conflict: 15 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today, Second Edition (Kregel, 2018); more of his publications can be found here.