Bible Verses for Missions

Sometimes Christians feel called to be a missionary and these Bible verses for missions can be helpful when answering that call.



Some times, we may feel moved by the Spirit to provide financial support or assistance to missionaries. Whatever our involvement, missions are an important part of spreading the good news about Jesus Christ.

These scriptures for missions will hopefully provide you with insight about missions and how they are an act of obedience to the great commission of Jesus Christ, calling on us to share the message of salvation with all people and all nations. Missions are a crucial part of church function.

20 Bible Verses for Missions

1.

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”"

[English Standard Version, Acts 1:8]

2.

"And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."

[Mark 16:15]

3.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,"

[Matthew 28:19]

4.

"For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”"

[Romans 10:13-15]

5.

"For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”"

[Acts 13:47]

6.

"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!"

[1 Chronicles 16:24]

7.

"And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem."

[Luke 24:47]

8.

"Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them."

[Acts 14:15]

9.

"Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah; fulfill your vows, for never again shall the worthless pass through you; he is utterly cut off."

[Nahum 1:15]

10.

"And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."

[Matthew 24:14]

11.

"Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!""

[Isaiah 40:9]

12.

"As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),"

[Acts 10:36]

13.

"Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people."

[Revelation 14:6]

14.

"but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts."

[1 Thessalonians 2:4]

15.

"But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women."

[Acts 8:12]

16.

"For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God."

[1 Thessalonians 2:9]

17.

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns.""

[Isaiah 52:7]

18.

"And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,"

[Acts 13:32]

19.

"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!"

[Psalm 96:3]

20.

"And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’"

[Acts 26:14-18]

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Mission Work in the Bible

Probably the most important biblical passage among these Bible verses for missions is the great commission found in Matthew 28:19, where Jesus commands his followers to preach the truth to all nations.

In Bible college, I had to go on a mission trip to Mexico where people lived in clay houses on squatted land. I spoke to the crowd there and gave my testimony while it was translated into Spanish. I still find it as one of the most rewarding times in my life.

Several places in the Bible, there are scriptures about missions that mention the blessedness of those who spread the good news.

It is a necessary part of the plan of salvation and requires the power of the Holy Spirit to not only first call the missionary, but to empower him to fulfill that calling. In one passage, Jesus declares that when the gospel has been preached throughout the whole world, that then the end of the world will come.

Share these Bible verses about Missions with anyone considering becoming a missionary.

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