Developing a Mission Program

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Is a written missions plan important?

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By having a written missions plan, your church will be empowered to establish the necessary systems and processes to effectively address all the missions activities of the church. Go To Nations can help you create a written missions plan for your church through our Global Pathway training materials or by hosting a Global Pathway workshop … Learn More »

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How does the church generate finances for the missions program?

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To help provide the necessary funds to support missionaries and conduct missions projects, here are four possible income streams: Part of the general church budget – 10%. Monthly Commitments – These are the monthly commitments that the families in the church make at the annual missions conference taken from their known resources. This will give … Learn More »

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What are the things a pastor needs to know about missions?

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When missions are not approached in the proper way, it can cause headaches for the pastor and it can create a mess in the church. This is what our Global Pathway training is all about! It serves as a pastor’s guide to help the church function in missions correctly, avoiding the past mistakes. God wants … Learn More »

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How do I envision the church for missions?

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Begin by gathering a core group of people, made up of church leadership, influencers, and mission enthusiasts. In an informal and intimate setting, take the opportunity to open your heart and share your passion for and commitment to missions. Demonstrate that this commitment is not just a personal preference, but it is God’s scriptural destiny … Learn More »

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What does a missions committee do?

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They provide a leadership forum for the missions activities of the church. They assist the missions director and senior pastor in fulfilling the mission vision of the church. They facilitate the development of the church as a world-class missions church.

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What does a missions director do?

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The missions director will serve as the head of the missions committee. They will be the liaison between the church and the field missionaries and projects, advocating for and coordinating the resources that the field missionaries and short-term teams need. They will be responsible to submit an annual missions plan and budget; stay abreast with … Learn More »

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Does the church need a missions committee?

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A missions committee is essential to the success of your mission program. They will bear the burden of prayerfully creating programs, policies and procedures that support the vision and mission of the church and carrying them out. Their enthusiasm and commitment will be an invaluable assistance to the pastor and the entire church. Through a … Learn More »

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How do you raise up a missions director?

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Choose wisely and with much prayer. From a core group of people who have your heart for missions, begin to ask God who should be the leader of your missions program. They should not only understand but carry the vision and mission of the church Have good relationships with the pastor and all of the … Learn More »

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What if the pastor is not interested in missions?

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We have three suggestions to get you started: Through Biblical Truth: According to Jesus, the whole purpose of the church is to expand the Kingdom of the God in the earth. You become passionate for missions through finding out what God says about it (Matthew 6:10; 6:33; 11:12; 24:14). That is missions! Through Prayer: Ask … Learn More »