As Christians, we are all called to share the word of God with other people and make a positive difference in the world. But while ministering the word of God is a fulfilling duty, it is a also journey that is often filled with a lot of challenges.

One of the most prominent people who are associated with missionary work in the Bible is the Apostle Paul. Paul, who was originally known as Saul, was a devout Jew who initially persecuted early Christians. He, however, turned his life around after an encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus where he converted to Christianity and began his missionary work.

Bible verses about missions.

Like all modern-day missionaries, Paul’s journey was full of ups and downs. He faced storms and shipwrecks, ridicule and beatings, and many arrests. Despite all these, Paul kept going knowing that he carried a message too important to keep him to himself and believing that the seeds he planted would blossom.

As a minister of the word of God, the temptation to give up in the face of challenges can be easy, but just like Paul found strength in the Lord and kept pushing despite all the challenges he faced, so shall you too.

These 50 Bible verses about missions will inspire you and strengthen your spirit as you embark on your journey to minister the word of God.

Bible Verses about Missions

Matthew 28:19-20

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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Acts 1:8

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Mark 16:15

“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.'”

Romans 10:13-15 

“For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?”

Isaiah 6:8

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!'”

2 Timothy 4:2 

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”

Proverbs 11:30 

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.”

Psalm 96:3

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.”

Ephesians 6:19-20 

“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”

1 Corinthians 9:22 

“To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.”

Bible verses about missions.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 96:3.

Colossians 4:5-6 

“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

Acts 20:24 

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

Luke 14:23

“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.'”

Romans 1:16 

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”

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1 Thessalonians 2:8

“So we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.”

Galatians 6:9

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

1 Peter 3:15 

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

Hebrews 13:16

 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

2 Corinthians 5:20 

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

1 Corinthians 3:9 

“For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.”

John 20:21 

“Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.'”

Acts 4:12

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

2 Timothy 2:2 

“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”

Acts 13:47

“For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'”

Bible verses about missions.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 11:30.

1 Peter 2:9 

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

James 1:27

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

2 Corinthians 4:15 

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”

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Philippians 2:4 

“Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

1 John 3:18 

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

Romans 15:20 

“It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.”

2 Timothy 1:8

“So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.”

Luke 10:2

“He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'”

1 Corinthians 12:28 

“And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.”

Galatians 2:10

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.”

Bible verses about missions.
Bible verse from the book of Isaiah 6:8.

Acts 26:18 

“To open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

Colossians 1:23 

“If you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.”

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Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Luke 19:10

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

2 Corinthians 9:7 

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Acts 16:31 

“They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.'”

Bible verses about missions.
Bible verse from the book of Mark 16:15.

1 Corinthians 14:26 

“What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.”

Ephesians 3:20-21 

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

2 Thessalonians 3:13 

“And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.”

Matthew 24:14

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

1 Chronicles 16:24 

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.”

Romans 10:14 

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?”

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Colossians 4:2-3 

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.”

Mark 13:10

“And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.”