Updated: Nov 21, 2019
The Bible clearly teaches, for those with eyes open, that the local church is the central agent, the means and the end, of missions. There are a number of ways and places that demonstrate this. One of them is Ephesians 3. It points to the centrality of the local church in missions. It is a hallmark of Paul’s ministry.
Here’s the explanation in an expositional overview teaching format: