Toward a Spirit-led Orthopathy of Mission

Simultaneous Vectors


  • Phil Zarns


A biblical orthodoxy and orthopraxy of mission considers the correct teaching and practice of evangelistic mission to provide access to the gospel for all nations. In keeping with right teaching and practice, this article endeavors to highlight a biblical orthopathy (right concern) of mission which considers the Spirit’s guidance amidst the missionary task. The Holy Spirit’s guidance in mission benefits current missiologies focused on unreached people groups. Luke’s consistent inclusion of the term Holy Spirit in the narrative of the early church places a heightened value on an orthopathy of mission which focuses on obedience to the guidance of the Spirit in fulfilling the Great Commission.