In the Great Commission, we find Jesus’ monumental revelation to His followers — and through them to the world — of the mission for world blessing that God has had in store from the beginning: God’s people knowing and enjoying Him in Jesus and going and telling all the nations about Him.
(David Mathis in John Piper, A Holy Ambition (Minneapolis: Desiring God, 2011), 28.
Missions is about the worship of Jesus. The goal of missions is the global worship of Jesus by his redeemed people from every tribe, tongue, and nation. The outcome of missions is all peoples delighting to praise Jesus. And the motivation for missions is the enjoyment that his people have in him. Missions aims at, brings about, and is fueled by the worship of Jesus.
David Mathis, “Missions: the Worship of Jesus and the Joy of All Peoples” in Kevin DeYoung, ed., Don’t Call It a Comeback, p. 225