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When should a church stop supporting a missionary?

When should a church stop supporting a missionary?

It can be heart-wrenching to stop giving money to a missionary but there are legitimate instances where that should happen. Here are some ideas to govern your thinking on this topic. To see the entire list of Senders Videos, please click here.

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Is Every Christian a Missionary?

Is Every Christian a Missionary?

“You are either a missionary or a mission field”… is that an accurate statement? Should every believer be a missionary or is there a special category of believers that fit that title? In Matthew 19:29 Jesus spoke of some who would leave “houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands,…

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Building Upon BMW’s Foundation

Building Upon BMW’s Foundation

As BMW transitions from one general director to the next in 2021, we will seek to build upon our foundation to reach the world with grace and truth . . . gospel seamlessness from generation to generation. To learn more about Andrew Bunnell, our General Director Designate, go to BMW’s Next General Director.

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Challenging a church and congregation to missionary service

Challenging a church and congregation to missionary service

There are thousands of potential missionaries sitting in the pews of churches right now. The challenge is to provide the vision and the pathway for those people to shift from their present career into missions. To see the entire list of Senders Videos, please click here.

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Now I Believe

Now I Believe

The testimony of Angani: My husband began reading the Bible, something that was forbidden in our family. I told him over and over to stop, but he would not. He said that all our lives, all we had ever done was follow these other gods and it had gotten us nowhere. I told him that…

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How do short-term trips fit the strategy of the church?

How do short-term trips fit the strategy of the church?

American churches spend billions of dollars each year on short term trips. This is a huge stewardship that demands careful evaluation that these funds are leveraged to maximum advantage for the cause. To see the entire list of Senders Videos, please click here.

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More Than a Badge of Honor

More Than a Badge of Honor

American faith-based missions ask the sending church to commission and send, but they expect the missionary to secure his own support by appealing to other local churches. Denominations like SBC/IMB receive funding from their churches and then make the decisions about who to send. A ministry of BMW, working with national churches in closed countries…

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How can a network of churches fuel missions?

How can a network of churches fuel missions?

There is a natural interdependence between local churches that happens by default. Just think what might be possible if we were intentional is working together for the cause of the Great Commission? To see the entire list of Senders Videos, please click here.

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Bella Vista: The Beautiful View of God’s Work

Bella Vista: The Beautiful View of God’s Work

In a previous era, Christians delegated the development of ministry leaders and missionaries to Bible colleges and other Christian organizations. These institutions serve an essential role in the Christian life and in no way do I want to minimize that. However, I would tell you that Christian leaders are primarily developed in the church and…

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Why not send nationals rather than US citizens?

Why not send nationals rather than US citizens?

There is a trend to support locals rather than sending a missionary from your church. It is argued that they come “cheap” and already know the language but there is more to this topic that needs to be considered. To see the entire list of Senders Videos, please click here.

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