Today local churches send missionaries. -- it is best to call them missionaries, to keep some folks from being confused, if they were referred to as apostles, some folks might think of them as being like the Twelve Apostles, and the Apostle Paul.
#6~ APOSTLE; JAMES THE GREAT 1-11-14
* JAMES -- name of four men in the New Testament:
1~ James, the son of Zebedee brother of John, both were apostles.
2 ~ James, a son of Mary, half brother of Jesus, he was not a member of the apostolic band, and