Global Missions Of The Churches
Global missionsare carried out through Adventist Mission, which is an office of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's world headquarters. Adventist Mission is the frontline mission arm of the Adventist Church. In order to reach people in places of the world where there are no Seventh-day Adventist members, the global missions organizations send volunteer missionaries who serve for one or two years on a voluntary basis.
Global mission churches recognize themselves as interconnected with the entirety of God's creation, regardless of physical or human-made obstacles, and they strive to meet God's people and creation at their place of greatest need in a timely and appropriate manner, wherever they may be.
We are aware that global missions are not merely a suggestion. God commands us to "go into all the world and make disciples of all nations." And we are aware that He employs His church as the principal means of accomplishing this.
Nevertheless, how can a pastorand mission leaders in the church be more effective in their engagement in foreign missions when they have limited resourcesand limitless opportunities? FBC understands that it might be intimidating, so they've put up a list of 10 baby steps for pastors and mission leaders to help them get their churches and missions ready for takeoff. Pastors and missionaries should take these 10 baby steps.
Find out what's going on in the world around you.
Be mindful of your surroundings. And what God is doing during the entire process. Those who attend your church are clamoring to find out what is already taking place. Recognizing how God is already at work will assist you in praying and participating in global missions from a different point of view.
Make Yourself Small
It is impossible to be focused and strategic in global missions while simultaneously completing all of the tasks. Adopt a specific cause that your church is passionate about and devote all of your efforts to it. Find out how to develop a worldwide missions strategy for your church or organization.
Make use of the "Wow Factor."
Make grandiose plans. But don't get carried away with your fantasies. Make a big picture of what you want to achieve and then go after it with all your might. And don't be afraid to dream big, even if it means going above and beyond your church's capabilities.
Have a conversation with yourself
In your church, you are the person in charge of missions. In order to encourage your congregation to support worldwide missions, you must first gain the support of the congregation's top leadership. Pay attention to how you might collaborate with them, and pray that the entire church leadership will support your worldwide missions strategy.
Make a Cry for Help
You don't have to do it alone when it comes to worldwide missions. There are organizations that are available to assist you if you need it. Don't try to do everything on your own. In this field, collaboration and sound advice are essential.
Look for the name "Waldo."
In every church, there are people who have amazing gifts that they are enthusiastic about sharing with the rest of the congregation. Find them and learn about their work as it relates to global missions by contacting them. Possibly you know of a prayerwarrior who has been interceding on behalf of the salvation of childrenfor years.
Knock on the door and ask, "Who's there?"
All across the world, there are national Christians who are involved in ministryamong their own communities. It's frequently easier for them to accomplish it than it would be for a Western missionary to do it because they operate among people who share their culture and language.
Double-Check Your Work
You must do an evaluation of your missions program. It is not enough to simply set something up and leave it alone for years without taking the time to prayerfully consider and assess the situation or situational implications. Be modest and open to the possibility of needing to change if the opportunity presents itself. Make a concerted effort to ensure that your church's missions initiatives are of the highest quality.
Begin by setting a timer.
Prepare an exit strategy for each partner and project you work with. Ensure that this is in place even before pressing the play button if it is still possible. Having a clear picture of when projects will be completed will allow you to make more informed decisions about the direction of your business going forward.
Set your sights low.
It means "shoot low" in the sense of having an impact on the children. They represent the future generation in your congregation. One day, they'll be in command of your mission's overall strategy and tactics.
Live Global is a free resourcefor any church that will guide you through the 10 baby steps of globalization. As you try to get your church involved in global missions, consider how Live Global can assist you in meeting the needs and passions of your congregation.
Live Global is a website that is chock full of powerful stories of how God is working in the lives of His people all around the world. Live Worldwide provides a number of targeted and specific options for your church to get involved in global missions by partnering with other organizations. Live Global collaborates with national believers in every country on the planet. You can share these testimonies with your congregation in order to promote awareness of God's work and to introduce the concept of global cooperation to them.
The Live Global partners already have outstanding ministries in global missions that have been thoroughly reviewed. It is a simple first step for your church to make a difference in the Great Commission when it collaborates with them.