Faith mission is a term used most frequently among Evangelical Christians to refer to a missionary or missionary agency with an approach to evangelism that requires its missionaries to "trust in God to provide the necessary resources" and who are not financially supported by denominations with a fixed salary. Mission historian Ruth Tucker noted,
"For faith missionaries, the purpose of missions was to save lost souls from the eternal torment of hellfire and brimstone."
Early advocates of faith missions included many Plymouth Brethren missionaries such as:
- Hudson Taylor, missionary to China, and founder of the China Inland Mission, who advocated "Moving men, by God, through prayer alone" and not soliciting funds at all.
Other early leaders included:
Modern examples include:
- ↑ Tucker (1983), 335
- ↑ Tucker, Ruth (1983). From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya A Biographical History of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan. ISBN 0310239370
- ↑ Dann, R.B.Father of Faith Missions: The Life and Times of Anthony Norris Groves (1795-1853), Authentic Media 2004, ISBN 1884543901
- ↑ Tucker (1983), 194
- ↑ http://www.echoes.org.uk/aboutus.php