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home mission

noun
1.
a religious mission operating within the country or territories of the supporting church.
Origin of home mission
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
Related forms
home missionary, noun
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  • But I was sick when they sent it off this winter; and, if you ain't a home mission, then I never saw one.

    The Girl from Montana

    Grace Livingston Hill
  • With them home mission work meant systematic Church extension.

  • If you think the balance between the home mission and the foreign mission justly held in the present time, I do not.

  • They devoted themselves entirely to the home mission—the conversion of the Irish people—which gave them quite enough to do.

  • Some of these churches were better dead, and they would have died of natural causes but for home mission aid.

  • Cases of this kind represent possibilities for the most effective sort of home mission aid.

  • In 1886 the mission school work among the Indians was transferred from the care of the foreign to the home mission board.

    The Choctaw Freedmen Robert Elliott Flickinger
  • I have listened patiently to jeremiads of home mission secretaries about these Godless foreigners.

  • As a home mission God is sending the ends of the earth to our shores and very doors.

    Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose
  • The home mission work is in its beginnings, and these are manifestly feeble and inadequate.

    Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose

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