1. Define missions

  2. Define the Gospel

  3. What is your present practice of prayer and financial stewardship in missions? 

  4. Have you read the defining documents for the Missions Committee? Those would be, e.g.: Missions Policy, Missions Guidebook/Guidelines, Missions Team/Committee charter documents, and whatever organizational chart there may be showing the Missions Committee under the authority of the Elders, etc.

  5. What are your personal missions experiences and interests? e.g.: Short Term Missions, missionary you know, just a heart to be involved in missions, a desire to see the congregation informed and inspired about missions, etc.

  6. What special interest and/or skills in missions would you bring to the Missions Committee? e.g.: administration, communication, finance, event planning, teaching/training, team building, etc.

  7. Among the tasks and areas of responsibility of the Missions Committee, in which ones would you be most inclined to serve?

  8. Do you understand that the Missions Committee serves the needs and mobilization of the whole church and our chosen corporation priorities rather than that of personal reasons or agenda?

  9. Are you willing to make the ministry and service of the Missions Committee a priority among other activities and responsibilities?  e.g.: meeting attendance and participation, active “homework” and responsibilities assigned besides meetings, supporting and serving missions events, hospitality to missionaries, etc.

I would encourage you to consider “requiring” that new members take the Propempo “Missions 101” class online. It is a commitment that would take at least 15 hours and likely more time. But it would also give the candidate a common ground of orientation and training in the work of the Missions Committee and of missions as they come into membership in the M-Committee. Here’s the link:  https://xpnetwork.talentlms.com/catalog/info/id:128 It’s free of charge (presently).

Guiding churches for God's glory in the Gospel to all nations,

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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