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HE/SHE IS YOUR MISSIONARY

They belong to you… not BMW.  Missionaries are sent by the local church, not the mission agency.  Our role is to provide the support systems for your missionary to succeed in the job you have sent them to do.  Our job is to assist your church in sending people to the front lines.  If you…

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On Becoming a Sending Church Part II: Supporting Missionaries

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”   Matthew 6:21 In a recent blog the selection of missionaries was the topic. Now we turn to the significant question of support. Ask my children what their Dad always says, and they will say “Someone has to pay!” The word Support allows for the…

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On Becoming a Sending Church Part I: Missionary Selection

Having the right people is arguably the most significant part of the missions process. Without question, people who are called of God and led by the Spirit are the only ones who should be sent. The alternative is disastrous as time and resources are ‘wasted’ because of poor choices by individuals, churches and mission agencies….

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Why We Exist

A bus company was receiving a lot of complaints that buses were driving right past customers standing at the bus stops.  The company put out a letter of explanation: “It is impossible for us to maintain our schedule if we are always having to stop and pick up passengers.” There was obviously a disconnect between…

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Get Rid of Your Missionaries!

The Antioch church sent (apoluo: to loose or unbind; to set free) Paul and Barnabas. They sent them away, set them free, released them from their responsibilities to go elsewhere. Jesus in His priestly prayer said that He had sent (apostello: to send forth; to send away) His disciples into the world. He sent them…

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The Blessing of a Missionary Commissioning Service

Matthew 28:19, 20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  Amen. This…

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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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