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 is the founder and Director of Propempo International. He has over 40 years of experience in church planting, pioneering field ministry among UPGs, and leadership both on the field and in nonprofit organizations. He is local church oriented, serving as a Missions Elder for over 20 years. He loves teaching and mentoring church leaders and missionaries preparing for service in the tough places of the world. David loves being a husband, dad and grandfather, fishing, traveling, and being omnivorous. He continues to be an avid proponent of and participant in church planting.

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