This is not scientific; it is anecdotal. This list presents the high-level issues, not necessarily the true or deeper issues.  Also, these are the issues expressed from their initiative, not our probing. So, based on 20-plus years in church mobilization and missionary training, here are the

Top Ten Reasons Churches Call Propempo

  1. short term missions has or is a big problem; help us figure out how to structure and reign it in so that is complementary and not taking primacy in our missions efforts

  2. our missionary support looks like a shotgun blast on the world map; there is no consistency or pattern or vision holding it all together; help us get that sorted out

  3. our congregation yawns with complacency over missions; help us stimulate a fresh vision for their individual involvement and responsibility in missions.

  4. our pastor and key leadership don’t understand missions; they’re focused on growing our church; they feel threatened by missions fund-raising, missions platform time, etc.

  5. we have no strategic vision for missions at all; we support a bunch of institutional or older missionaries, no fresh blood, no fresh ideas, no strategy for UPGs

  6. how can we energize and mobilize our young people and young adults to consider missions ministry long-term?

  7. how, why, and to what ends can we expand our giving for world missions?

  8. how does world missions fit into a legitimate emphasis on reaching our own community with the Gospel? should our efforts and expenses be 50-50?

  9. we have a problem missionary that is causing problems on the field and/or in our church; how can we handle that? discipline him? rein him/them in? graciously cut off their support? what do we do?

  10. we’d love to revamp our whole missions structure and policies; please help us do that?

Propempo solves these!

Call Propempo for a completely free no obligation discussion on how to address your church missions questions and issues.

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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