The mission of the Church should be a direct reflection of the mission of God. Missiology matters only to the degree that it remains in agreement with His ultimate aim. Scripture offers an unrelenting, unwavering testimony concerning the consuming passion that drives all God does and will do. The ultimate end for which God created all things and for which He will copiously discharge His terrible power is His own glorification.
More specifically, He will be glorified by all of His creation, in all ways, and for all time. The heavens and the earth were fashioned to magnify Him exhaustively, incessantly, and eternally. A horrendous rebellion compromised this purpose, but God is on a mission to rectify that. His purpose is unstoppable, and His cause will triumph at a real time the Bible calls the end of the age (Mt 28:18-20).
The Great Commission and the ambition to preach Jesus where He has yet been named finds its meaning within this larger story. This section is devoted to clarifying the trajectory of the missionary task, painting a portrait of the backdrop for its glorious completion, providing fuel for sending, and hearing stories from those who have already gone forth to make His name great in the earth.