These musings represent a lot of thought and prayer into the characteristics that, taken together, make Propempo unique. These thoughts convey a mix of biblical principles, practical local church leadership and mobilization, along with ideals for field ministry which are oft touted and rarely followed. The question for you, dear reader, is: What would you add?, How would your express it?, What do you not understand that needs clarification?.
What are Propempo’s distinctive themes?:
- strategic vs. shotgun
- proactive vs. reactive
- mobilizing World Christians vs. compartmentalizing to a few activists
- ends-driven to church planting vs means-driven by methodology trends
- Gospel proclamation vs. “presence” evangelism
- Gospel priority vs. material/circumstantial needs priority
- grassroots indigeneity vs. paternalistic dependence
Musings on core beliefs of Propempo:
- Doctrine matters
- Jesus, through the Gospel, is the only solution for the most profound need of the world.
- Every church is unique.
- Church planting is the top priority in God’s plan for missions.
- Every church has role in the Great Commission.
- Effectiveness and longevity on the field is proportionate to quality preparation and support.
- The church most eager for strategic focus also has the most likelihood of positive change and growth.
- The sending church is the key to development and deployment of quality missionaries.
David C. MeadeDavid 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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