Jesus is everything. He is not just everything to missions, but to all things. All things were created by Jesus. In Jesus all things consist and are upheld. All things were created for Jesus. The heavens and the earth exist for His glory and for His pleasure, and at the heart of all that God does is the goal of Christ having preeminence in all things.
Above everything and anything else, ACTS Research is about Jesus, because Jesus is central and supreme in every facet of missions. Jesus is the One who sends missionaries into the harvest, Jesus is the substance of the message which missionaries preach, Jesus is the One who saves those who respond in faith to the proclamation of the gospel, the worship of Jesus is the ultimate goal of their conversion, conformity to Jesus is the goal of the sanctification of every disciple made in the nations, and Jesus is the Judge who will destroy those who do not turn to Him.
All of this means that even more important than missionaries knowing about missions, is missionaries knowing about Jesus. Inspiration, endurance, and effectiveness in the mission are all dependent upon the depth of the knowledge of the Man. To become experts on strategies and methodologies of mission at the expense of the excellencies of the Man is like a betrothed bride becoming an expert on weddings but never getting to know the one she will soon marry. Jesus is the point, and if we miss Him or marginalize Him then we have gained nothing.
Our desire is that perhaps above anything else, this site would become a place where those being swept into the missions movement could find resources that cause them to stand in awe of the splendor of Jesus and love Him more. To see that missions is not an end but only a means will be the very thing that forges a tenacious conviction in the souls of men that missions must happen. "Jesus is worthy" will become the deafening, unyielding chant of a generation set on making the term "unreached people groups" obsolete.