What resources should I use to help church ministries understand missions?

First, we must encourage you to get your ministry leaders to explore and read the articles on Propempo.com.

Our recommended books and resources, found through our Books & Media page, will be a fountain of resources for their education and inspiration.

The top books we recommend for missions ministry development would be:

  • Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, by J. I. Packer
  • Let the Nations Be Glad, by John Piper
  • Serving As Senders, by Neal Pirolo
  • Test, Train, Affirm, and Send Into Ministry, by Brian Croft
  • When Helping Hurts, by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
  • Just Do Something, by Kevin DeYoung
  • Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper
  • HERE to THERE: Getting From Cross to Your Mission Field, published by Propempo
  • The Church is Bigger Than You Think, by Patrick Johnstone

In addition, there are two reference books we highly recommend to be on every ministry leader’s credenza:

  • Operation World, edited by Jason Mandryk – this is a global encyclopedia of the status of Christianity and prayer guide for every country of the world
  • From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, by Ruth Tucker – this is an excellent “readers digest” anthology of missionary biographies through the centuries

Propempo’s own diagnostic tool, the Propempo Church Missions Profile, is available for download.  It helps you and your leaders understand your church’s missions practices compared to 12 key benchmarks in church missions ministries.

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