Nearly 50 years ago, the evangelical church was on the brink of shirking the call to global missions. As framer of the Lausanne Covenant in 1974, John R. W. Stott (1921–2011), an Anglican priest, was on the forefront of the movement to preserve modern missions endeavors. He founded the Langham Partnership to equip churches with biblical resources and training for global missions. While the Lausanne Covenant may have been Stott’s most significant contribution to modern Christianity, it was far from…