A recent Barna study found that 51% of churchgoers in the United States do not know what the Great Commission is, and though 25% retain some familiarity with the passage, they cannot recall its exact wording. That leaves just 17% of attendees who can articulate the essence of Jesus’ ultimate command.
Here are two thought-provoking questions to answer today. First, what’s your Global Missions involvement like? Second, have you ever heard of the Pray-Send-Go structure?
One of the most significant events in the whole Bible is in Acts chapter 10! Can you guess what it is? Hopefully, what happened then will happen now in you, in your church, and in the whole world. Still guessing?
During a short-term mission trip to Haiti, high schooler Ally saw for the first time a beautiful display of international ministry where teams were empowering others with sustainable models for physical and spiritual success. She saw people helping others learn to help themselves.
Over 70% of people in the world today are oral learners. That’s over five billion people who prefer to receive information via spoken stories or verbal dialogue. So, what does this mean for global workers who use primarily written-based methods to disciple or evangelize?
This is a new era in world missions, one that requires fresh approaches to reaching the lost. No longer can we simply set up a church, invite people to come, and expect to reach a community with the gospel.
The New Testament tells the gripping story of God establishing his Church. Working for years in Poland to establish and grow the local church, Encompass workers are witnessing a gracious, new chapter of this 2,000-year-old narrative as it continues to unfold.
You don’t have to be a cross-cultural worker or a vocational global missionary to make disciples where you are now.