Stuff IV - Yet More Stuff you need to know about
Doing Missions in Your Church – A Handbook of Lists
Stuff IV - Yet More Stuff you need to know about Doing Mission in Your Church is the fourth volume of an encyclopedia of all the things you wanted to know about doing missions but didn't know where to find. It is a compilation of one-page concepts, lists, outlines, forms, samples, and resources covering everything from Becoming a World Christian to Missions Web Sites.
More than 5000 of the first two volumes and nearly 1400 of the first three volumes have been distributed. Missions leaders and missions pastors have called it the best resource available to missions committees.
“Stuff” is available only on CD in Word. You can purchase all four volumes with cumulative index ($26) or just the fourth volume ($12). Send a check (in U.S. funds) to ACMC, Box 221, Brownsburg, IN 46112. Request the Stuff CD and include your postal address.
“Worship is honoring God. We can think about how a child honors his parents. He honors his parents not just when he says good things to them or about them. It is possible for him to both and yet dishonor them with his life. He truly honors them when he incorporates into his life the best ideals, values, goals, and purposes of their lives. Similarly we worship God when we align our lives with his purposes and desires. We worship him when we live as He desires and for what He desires, his glory in all the earth, His desire to be worshipped by all peoples.” (6)
Purpose belongs to the whole organization. If the Great Commission is the main thing the church is to do, then it belongs to every person in the church. And it is the unifying, direction-giving focus of every ministry and every ministry leader in the church. (6)
The Great Commission tells the people who have the gospel to disciple the groups or tribes that don’t, those who are foreigners to them. The Great Commission does not specifically command us to make disciples of people in our own culture. It assumes we will do that. Its primary thrust is to go and disciple all the other peoples, the other ethnic groups, the ones that do not have the Gospel. (7)
The Great Commandment (love your neighbor) does not replace the Great Commission (disciple all nations) as the church’s mission. The mission of the Church is to disciple all the nations. This happens as churches send disciples into all nations, disciples who love God and love their neighbors, teaching them to love God and love their neighbors. (8)
The term “missions” is losing its meaning of global or cross-cultural outreach. Missions has no boundaries. This matters because considering all good works to be “missions” is partially responsible for the declining vigor of world missions in the local church and hindering progress toward the least reached areas of the world. (9)
The worship leader has perhaps the best regular, ongoing opportunity to build the congregation’s heart for the world because worship is a major focus of the church and worship acknowledges the character, attributes, and purposes of God. (17)
Following is the Contents for volume 4.
84. About the Author
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