home mission

noun

: a religious mission conducted within the nation or national territories of the sponsoring church or organization

called also national mission

compare foreign mission

Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of home mission was in 1811

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“Home mission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20mission. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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