“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14
Christians have unprecedented opportunities to make an eternal impact on the world around us. God continues to prepare the “soil” (the hearts of precious souls) around us. We have the privilege of seeing a great harvest of souls, as God prepares to fulfill one of the last prophecies left before He can come again for His church: the gospel being preached to all nations.
Have you been called to be a part of this mission? Do you think that the gift of apostleship ended when the last of those who knew Jesus in the flesh passed away?
For more than 50 years Don Overstreet followed the call on his life to be an apostle-missionary. He had the opportunity to reach people and plant more than 500 churches. In his book Sent Out, Don shares the requirements for being called into the world as an apostle-missionary. He challenges each follower of Christ to consider the place he or she has been "sent" to and explains how to make the most of that calling. Through these pages you will not only learn that God's marching orders to us are no different than they were to the early apostles, you will also see what is required of you as you go into your mission field.
"Sent Out is about following God and starting new things. In the 35 years that I have been in this kind of mission work, I do not know of anyone more qualified to write such a book than Don Overstreet. If I was a novice looking for advice about starting churches, this is among the most strategic books I would want to read. It is practical and spiritual, wise and discerning. I am grateful for this book and the person of Don Overstreet, who has impacted Church planting and Church planters for many years."
-LINDA BERGQUIST is a Church Planter Catalyst for NAMB and CSBC, Coach, Blogger and Conference speaker. She is the co-author of Church Turned Inside Out and The Whole Hearted Church Planter and author of The Great Commission and the Rest of Creation.
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DON OVERSTREET was a church planter and minister for more than 50 years. He had the JOY of planting over 500 churches overseas and within the United States. He has been a Church Planter Catalyst with the North American Mission Board, SBC and the California Southern Baptist Convention for the past 20 years. He graduated from California Baptist University in 1969, where he received the Alumnus of the year award in 1999. He received his M.Div from Golden Gate Southern Baptist Seminary in 1974. In 2009 he received the Lifetime Church Planter Achievement Award from the North American Mission Board.
Don passed away in 2017, leaving behind the love of his life, Leesa. They have 6 birth children and 9 foster children and 22 grandchildren.