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Faith Missions
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The term “faith missions” derives from the policy of conservative evangelical mission agencies to minimize, if not altogether avoid, public appeals for financial support; they support themselves “by faith.” Pioneers of the movement in the 19th century such as George Mueller (1805–98), who operated a large orphanage in Bristol, England, and J. Hudson Taylor (1832–1905), founder of the China Inland Mission (CIM), relied on secret prayer to “God alone” for their financial needs. While contemporary evangelical missions continue to emphasize the faith-alone aspect of their …

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Beyerhaus, Peter, “Faith Missions”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_F45>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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