Missionary Quotes and Sayings

How serious are you about telling others about the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

First published on the 20th of September 2018 — Last updated on the 6th of August 2021

Attempt great things for God,
Expect great things from God.
— William Carey


Anywhere, provided it be forward.
— David Livingstone


You have one business on earth - to save souls.
— John Wesley


You can't beat God giving.
— Oswald J. Smith


God had an only Son, and He made Him a missionary.
— David Livingstone


This generation can only reach this generation.


The church that does not evangelize will fossilize.


Give according to your income, lest God make your income according to your giving.
— Peter Marshall


We can give without loving,
but we cannot love without giving.
— Amy Carmichael


Sympathy is no substitute for action.


The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.


I am destined to proclaim the message, unmindful of personal consequences to myself.
— Zinzendorf


Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but how much of God's money will I keep for myself?
— John Wesley


The first work of the whole Church is to give the Gospel  to the whole world.


Why should so few hear the Gospel again and again when so many have never heard it once?
— Oswald J. Smith


If God will the evangelization of the world,
and you refuse to support missions,
then you are opposed to the will of God.
— Oswald J. Smith


Christ alone can save the world, but Christ cannot save the world alone.
— David Livingstone


Christ not only died for all: He died for each.
— Billy Graham


Go straight for souls, and go for the worst.
— William Booth


God isn’t looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him.
— Hudson Taylor


I have but one passion: It is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ.
— Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf


If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?
— David Livingstone


God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.
— Hudson Taylor


If you don’t have a definite call to stay here, you are called to go.
— Keith Green


Is not the commission of our Lord still binding upon us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?"
— William Carey


In the vast plain to the north I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been.
— Robert Moffat


No reserves. No retreats. No regrets.
— William Borden


God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.
— Hudson Taylor


He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.
— Jim Elliot


To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.
— William Carey


Untold millions are still untold.
— John Wesley


Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible.
— C.T. Studd


The true greatness of any church in not how many it seats but how many it sends!


“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” — 1 Corinthians 16:23