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
- 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
- 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
- our congregation yawns with complacency over missions;
help us stimulate a fresh vision for their individual involvement and responsibility in missions.
- 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.
- 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
- how can we energize and mobilize our young people and young adults to consider missions ministry long-term?
- how, why, and to what ends can we expand our giving for world missions?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.