Tearfund’s understanding of mission is sometimes described by theologians as integral or holistic mission. At times, the church has divided mission into preaching and social action and has argued about which of these is more important. We believe the Bible shows us that the mission Jesus gives us cannot be divided like this. Instead, we are called to show the love of God and the good news that Jesus promised through every aspect of our lives. We do this by serving people, as Christ did.