This post is brought to you by the number 4! The title captures the gist.
We know that the number of bums on seats in a church is not a real measure of discipleship. Equally, the number of mission partners that a church supports may not indicate the church’s real engagement with mission.
Looking at some practical issues around multicultural church as illustrated from the book of Acts.
If I wanted to get there, I wouldn't start from here.
Some thoughts on churches receiving missionaries.
Just because a church doesn't share your interests, it doesn't mean that they don't have a concern for world mission.
If agencies are serious about partnerships with churches, they need to rethink the way in which they relate to them.
If a church has identified someone and commissioned them to go to another country to do something that the church wants done; the church is responsible for ensuring they have the finance they need.
There is a feeling in some mission circles that an individual's call to mission trumps everything and that if someone feels called to mission the rest of us have to get on and help them do whatever it is that they feel called to do.
What churches should be looking for in potential mission-partners.