Missions Mistakes and Misconceptions

February 23, 2016
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Podcast Episode #201


We discuss missions and how churches should be involved both local and globally. We also cover some common mistakes and misconceptions churches suffer from as they look to mobilize their people for missions.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • You should both give to and be involved in missions.
  • The answer for missions in too many churches is to pay, pray, and get out of the way.
  • Many people think only of missions overseas. The reality is that the mission field has come to us in America.
  • Many churches are giving and doing missions but are dying because they aren’t reaching their local community.
  • True missions-minded churches are reaching people in both their local community and around the world.
  • Don’t neglect Jerusalem for Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth.

The six missions mistakes and misconceptions we cover in this episode are:

  1. We should take caution that our giving not replace our doing
  2. The problem with Vacationaries
  3. We often think of missions as only taking place overseas
  4. The congregation may not understand the missions opportunities the church is supporting
  5. Not all missions efforts require special training
  6. We consider certain types of giving as missions giving when it’s really not

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