We seek “Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3
So many questions—is the Lord calling me to spend the next season overseas? If so, where would I even begin? Do I need to start applying to sending organizations like I applied to colleges? My church doesn’t support any global workers—what if they say “no” to sending me? Can I go without them? Some ask if they would be better off avoiding organizations and just go independently…is an agency necessary? (We think so!) How am I gifted? How does God want to use me? Where do I fit best?
I recommend to you Here to There: Getting From CROSS to Your Mission Field.
The booklet by David Meade and the team at Propempo International offers insight into next steps when considering church planting platforms and ministry among unreached people groups. It addresses a wide range of topics including choosing a right fit in a sending agency and the importance of being sent out by a local church. This brief 90-page resource even includes tips for practicing security in your communication and the kinds of questions one might get asked in the application process with a sending organization.
Written in 2013 to address these very questions, Here to There was produced in response to a brand new missions conference called CROSS, held that year in Louisville, KY. CROSS is a conference devoted to mobilizing the next generation to go to the unreached of the world. The leadership team, including names such as Kevin DeYoung, John Piper, David Platt, and Thabiti Anyabwile, has a burden to see young people deployed to frontier missions work.
The next CROSS conference takes place December 27–30, 2016 in Indianapolis. Maybe I’ll see you there!
We recognize it’s the work of the Spirit of God moving in hearts that stirs a desire for the nations…an urgency to go and share the truth of the gospel. We know our King is glorious, deserving of all worship and worthy of all praise from every tribe and tongue. Keep seeking him! His coming is as sure as the dawn. Keep your hands, heart, and life open to how he draws you to make much of his name among the nations.
Originally posted on our Encompass Blog 6/20/16
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