What is it about?

This article explores the ways that Classical Pentecostalism emphasized discipleship in missions as the key to its missionary strategy in order to have the greatest lasting impact. Key to this historic perspective are an emphasis on evangelism and church planting.

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Why is it important?

This challenges contemporary emphases on the broad sense of missions in which all activities of the church are considered missions, and does so through establishing a biblical definition of missions and citing historical examples.


I am a Pentecostal scholar writing on evangelism and social justice issues from the perspective of mission and history.

Jerry Ireland Ireland
University of Valley Forge

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This page is a summary of: A Classical Pentecostal Approach to Discipleship in Missions, Journal of Pentecostal Theology, September 2019, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/17455251-02802007.
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