YRR, Let's Finish the Mission

YRR, Let's Finish the Mission

You can only dive deep in the Scriptures so long until you’re ready to get busy. Unless something’s seriously broken, you can only power up so much on theology — whether straight-up seven-point Calvinism, or something more dilute — until you're itching to pour out.

Sure, there are a few sad exceptions, but this is not where most of us live. We can only sit feasting at the banquet table so long before getting seriously eager to get up, get moving, and put the nourishment to work in legit action for something bigger than ourselves.

Reformed Restlessness Going Global

The theological substance and depth of Reformed evangelicalism has been filling our collective cup for a good season now. For many, the tank is full and overflowing. The young Reformed are restless to not sit on this theology but let it come to its completion in global engagement and the cause of world evangelization. It is only fitting to feel that the Jesus who has captivated us with his person and grace must capture all the nations as well.

The restlessness of the young, restless Reformed (YRR) is now fomenting in a discernible direction and leading us together toward this: an unprecedented worldwide mission for Jesus. The pressure is rising, like post-Pentecost Jerusalem, and a growing number of us are becoming increasingly hopeful that the powder keg is ready to graciously explode for the nations — in particular, the unreached and unengaged peoples. When this thing pops, it goes global, for Jesus’s sake.

Completing the Commission

This is our hope in the publication of Finish the Mission. It’s a different kind of missions title — “no ordinary missions book,” we’re saying. While the theme is nothing new, the approach is refreshing and compelling, with contributors David Platt, Louie Giglio, Michael Ramsden, Ed Stetzer, Michael Oh, and John Piper.

From astronomy to exegesis, from apologetics to the Global South, from being missional at home to employing our resources in the global cause, Finish the Mission aims to breathe fresh missionary fire into a new generation — young, restless Reformed and beyond — and have a catalyzing effect for our togetherness in seeking to reach the unreached and engage the unengaged.

With Jesus’s help, let’s finish the mission.

David Mathis (@davidcmathis) is executive editor at desiringGod.org and an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis. He has edited several books, including Thinking. Loving. Doing., Finish the Mission, and Acting the Miracle, and is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary.