Justin Taylor summarizes one of David Platt’s messages at Verge 12 where he gave 8 non-negotiables for mobilizing the local church for accomplishing the great commission. The 8 non-negotiables are:
1. A God-centered God.
2. A word-saturated ministry.
3. A life-changing gospel.
4. A Spirit-empowered church.
5. A Christ-driven strategy.
6. A peoples-focused goal.
7. A multifaceted approach.
8. A death-defying commitment.
John Piper has added another great biographical sketch at the 2007 Desiring God Conference for Pastors. Andrew Fuller was a pastor and the father of the modern missionary movement. Surprisingly (though it shouldn’t be), Fuller also engaged in deep theological battles against the subtle, yet dangerous heresies of Hyper-Calvinism and Sandemanianism.
This is one of the most important biographical sketches Piper has given, in my estimation.
You can listen or watch it on video here:
Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Vision: Andrew Fuller’s Broadsides Against Sandemanianism, Hyper-Calvinism, and Global Unbelief