Ralph Winter, the late founder of the U.S. Center for World Mission (now Frontier Ventures), once stood before a group of college students and said, “Suppose I had a thousand college seniors in front of me who asked me where they ought to go to make a maximum contribution to Christ’s global cause. What would I tell them? I would tell them to stay home and mobilize. All of them.”1
Why did Ralph Winter, someone who did not stay home (prior to founding the U.S. Center for World Mission, he was a missionary to Guatemala), put such an emphasis on “staying home” and mobilizing? And what does it mean to “mobilize” for Christ’s global cause?