Six Considerations for Selecting Mission Partners

Episode #449
July 13, 2018
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Podcast Episode #449

Churches are asked often to help fund or partner in missions. Today, we discuss how to make those decisions thanks to a post by Sam Rainer.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • If you cannot connect your church members to doing a mission, it’s hard to have them fund a mission.
  • Don’t make a financial commitment to a mission partner and not come through with the funding.
  • Doctrine is the primary filter through which you should decide to join with a missions partner.
  • When choosing a missions partner, match the mission with the passion of the church members.

Three questions: You should ask your church these three things.

  1. Can we put boots on the ground?
  2. Can we form a long-term partnership?
  3. Can we fund them?

Three partnership requirements: If a potential mission partner cannot provide these items, you should not form a partnership.

  1. Doctrine
  2. Vision
  3. Financial Viability

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