I had the privilege of presenting elements of the “Propempo International Training” this past week to a group of church leaders. Among the points of interest was just giving some of the highlights of the Here to There book. Fascinating that, though the book is addressed to the wannabe missionary candidate, it has remarkable insights for church leaders as well. There are key thoughts about missiology, ecclesiology, and practical principles galore.

Here’s a list of key topics that make it worth the read:
  1. description of a missions-minded church, pp. 19ff

  2. description of a good sending church, pp. 22-23

  3. the priority of the local church, pp. 29ff

  4. why use a missions agency, p. 43

  5. how to choose a missions agency, pp. 44ff

  6. definition of a local church, pp. 53ff

  7. essential missiology, pp. 56-57

  8. support raising / partnership development, pp. 67ff

  9. a sample church – agency partnership agreement, pp. 86-87

  10. pre-qualification for missionary candidacy: 21 Questions, pp. 88-89

  11. THE priority of church planting as the goal of all missions work, pp. 90ff

As a friend of mine says, “If that doesn’t light your fire, then your wood is wet!”

David C. Meade

David C. Meade has been the founder, C-level officer, and consultant for a number of non-profit organizations. He has nearly fifty years of experience with church planting, pioneering field ministry among UPGs, and leadership in international and domestic NGOs. He has a strong biblical local-church-centric ministry philosophy and commitments, serving as an international outreach leader, pastor, and elder in local churches throughout his adult life. He loves teaching and mentoring church leaders and global workers preparing for service to meet the greatest need of the neediest places on earth.

David is an international business consultant, NGO executive, and international leadership trainer. He has a weekly podcast and has authored hundreds of insightful and practical blogs, articles, and several books. David is a well-received speaker and teacher. His experience in non-profit leadership and international NGOs informs his counsel for leaders and workers in challenging areas of service, analyzing corporate strategies, conflict resolution, crisis management, and event leadership. David is passionate about core values based on timeless principles, valuing people, and leadership training. He is an avid family man, reader, fisherman, and world traveler.

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