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How are people in simple/organic churches currently actively engaging in cross-cultural missions?
- People move with their job. Because they already are familiar with simple church principles of mission (find a person of peace and start something around them), it is natural for them to make disciples and start churches in their new location.
- People go with a traditional denominational entity or other mission sending agency. They are supported financially in full or in part by their local simple/organic church or network of home churches. Again, they understand missional principles from their experience at home.
- People within organic church organize teams to go on short-term mission trips. This provides invaluable experience to those who have never had cross-cultural experience, particularly of third world countries.
- There are a number of us who go to other nations and train local people in disicple-making and simple church principles. These people then train and work with others. This is the most effective missions I have seen. If someone local spreads the Gospel, it is not seen as a foreign religion and the news about Jesus can spread rapidly and widely. (Obviously, the Holy Spirit is the one responsible.)
What other ways are you aware of that simple/organic churches involve in mission? (I’ll cover finances in a separate post.)
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2 replies on “Four ways simple/organic churches are actively involving in cross-cultural mission”
Our church is hoping to make connections with international students at our two small Universities in town. If we can impact these students then they will go home to their respective countries and impact those around them. This is how we hope to reach people all over the world from our own backyard.
Janee, I love what you are doing with international students. Great way to reach the world