mission has definitions from the fields of religion,military
[ noun ] (religion) an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work

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(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The great ultimate ends of religion have served as magnificent beacon_lights that lured people toward them with an almost irresistible force , mobilizing energies and inducing sacrifices ; for_example , the Crusades , mission efforts , just wars .

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

All_of the jobs in the mission might be equal in the eyes of the Lord , but they were certainly not equal in the eyes of the Lord 's servants .

He wanted desperately to see Kayabashi defeated , the Communists in the village rooted_out , the mission standing triumphant , for in the triumph of the Lord he himself would be triumphant , too .

In all of his experience in the mission field Rector had never seen a convert quite like Hino .

From the moment that Hino had first walked into the mission to ask for a job , any job - his qualifications neatly written on a piece_of_paper in a precise hand - he had been ready to become a Christian .

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organization ngo

[ noun ] a task that has been assigned to a person or group


charge commission


"a confidential mission to London" "his charge was deliver a message"

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(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

Can we continue to alienate precisely those whose gifts we so desperately need and apart from whose co-operation our mission in the world must become increasingly precarious ?

[ noun ] (military) an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters




"the planes were on a bombing mission"

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(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)

And ( d ) all action of a physical kind pertinent to the mission is relegated to the line of men on the lower_rank .

(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)

I have requested the Secretary of Defense to reexamine the roles and missions of the reserve components in_relation_to those of the active forces and in the light of the changing requirements of modern warfare .

These strengths are considered adequate to meet the essential roles and missions of the reserves in support of our national security objectives .

These contrasting trends in procurement reflect the anticipated changes in the composition and missions of our Armed_Forces in the years ahead .

(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)

Early in November the clouds lifted enough to carry_out the assigned missions .

[ noun ] (religion) the organized work of a religious missionary



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(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

A crucial question , therefore , is what evangelism and mission actually mean in metropolitan Protestantism .

On the surface , this seems a sound approach to Christian mission : members of the congregation show by their friendly attitudes that they care_for new people ; the new people respond in_kind by joining the church .

The transmutation of mission to co-optation is further indicated by the insignificance of educational_activities , worship , preaching , and publicity in reaching new members .

In_general , friendly contact with a member followed by contact with a clergyman will account_for a major share of recruitment by the churches , making it quite evident that the extension of economic integration through co-optation is the principal form of mission in the contemporary church ; economic integration and co-optation are the two methods by which Protestants associate with and recruit from the neighborhood .

The identification of the basic unit of religious organization - the parish or congregation - with a residential area is self_defeating in a modern metropolis , for it simply means the closing of an iron_trap on the outreach of the Christian fellowship and the transmutation of mission to co-optation .

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work da'wah

[ noun ] a group of representatives or delegates