Podcast Episode #449
Churches are asked often to help fund or partner in missions. Today, we discuss how to make those decisions thanks to a post by Sam Rainer.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- If you cannot connect your church members to doing a mission, it’s hard to have them fund a mission.
- Don’t make a financial commitment to a mission partner and not come through with the funding.
- Doctrine is the primary filter through which you should decide to join with a missions partner.
- When choosing a missions partner, match the mission with the passion of the church members.
Three questions: You should ask your church these three things.
- Can we put boots on the ground?
- Can we form a long-term partnership?
- Can we fund them?
Three partnership requirements: If a potential mission partner cannot provide these items, you should not form a partnership.
- Financial Viability
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