2016 Mission Leaders Conference

What defines success in the work of missions? Is it a certain number of disciples made? A certain number of churches planted? A certain number of leaders raised up? Multiple generations of churches? Reaching the end of the missionary task? Is success a movement? In this 53-minute session from the 2016 Mission Leader Conference, David Platt examines the Apostle Paul’s understanding of what it means to be a missionary.  

Dr. David Platt is the President of the International Mission Board. He is the author of the New York Times Best Seller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream and Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live. David founded a resource ministry,, dedicated to serving the church and making disciples of all nations.

As you watch this session, take notes and write down thoughts about how this session can impact your ministry. 

Which of David’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Success in missions looks like staying faithful to the task, regardless of the size and speed of the work. As we trust the timing of God and cling to His Word, success is found. 

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For more from David Platt, see his study Threads: The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, or visit