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The Real Target for Missions

The Real Target for Missions

The focus of the Great Commission is “MAKE DISCIPLES.”  While many missionaries and mission agencies would identify themselves as church planters, the main goal is to make disciples.  But… the local church is the best context in which to do that. Therefore we start churches.  The goal is to introduce people to God and help…

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Adoption or Birth?

The norm is to give birth… the exception is to adopt.  When it comes to missions however, it is the opposite.  Most churches have adopted missionaries.  They financially support a missionary from another church.  But they have never given birth to their own missionary. Both are needed.  People who adopt are incredible people.  They selflessly…

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You Must Want It to Happen!

Introduction I am a new contributor to apoLuo but not new to the principle it espouses which is a Biblical mandate! I was asked to share our story and will do so, desiring that it helps others who desire to send out their own. We are a church of around 100 people in rural southern…

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YOU CAN GET A MISSIONARY’S REWARD

YOU CAN GET A MISSIONARY’S REWARD

There are some people who go… some who stay.  Both are needed.  Both are rewarded. This is illustrated in the story when David and his soldiers came home to find nothing but ashes.  The enemy had ransacked the city and kidnapped their wives and children.  David took off in hot pursuit to catch them.  Along…

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The Guild as a Strategy for Raising Support

The Guild as a Strategy for Raising Support

If you think we can still fund missions the way we’ve been doing it for the last 150 years, think again. The world is different. People’s priorities and circumstances are different. Churches care far less about the Great Commission than they’d like to admit. A lot of what we call missions these days really isn’t,…

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The Power of Partnership – II

Two more qualities make partnerships powerful. Once again, we learn what they are by exploring a few passages in the New Testament. Partnerships are powerful when the partners are selfless servants. At the close of his letter to the Romans, Paul sends greetings to his friends Aquila and Priscilla—now back in Rome—and describes them as…

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The Power of Partnership – I

I once read about the dynamic partnership of a commissioned missionary, a married couple who owned their own successful business, a short-term worker and a local congregation. The carefully scripted history of North American missionary efforts over the last two centuries may have viewed such a relationship with suspicion, but it was powerful because the…

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The Beginning of the End of the World: 7 Metrics for a Sending Church

If I were to guess, having read only the first couple of chapters of Acts, from where God would launch His international missionary venture, I would have to say, “Well, from Jerusalem—where else?” It seems like a logical choice. So much happened there, after all—the Triumphal Entry, the passion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus,…

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Recruiting Missionaries

In the Bible, missionaries were recruited a little differently from the way we do it today.  We certainly don’t expect to replicate everything in the book of Acts; but we can gather some ideas.  Here is how they recruited missionaries at the church in Antioch (Acts 13): 1.  NO COLLEGES:  The local church was the…

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How is Your Leadership Bench Strength?

No, we’re not talking about your ability to bench press 200 lbs.  It’s about the strength of your team.  In ministry, it isn’t just the guys on the field.  The success of a sports team is often dependent on the quality of those on the sidelines.  Exceptional teams have strong players on the bench.  All…

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