Posted by Tim on July 23rd, 2012
Many churches are passionately committed to sending, supporting, financing, praying and caring for the mission workers they send abroad. But sadly there are other churches which do not have a tradition of sending people into mission, and although they may want to, they do not really know where to start. Too many mission workers, when asked if their church is supporting them, purse their lips and say ‘Kinda’. These are the sort of people Syzygy spends a lot of time with, helping them deal with the stress of trying to do too much on their own, coping with being inadequately resourced, and feeling isolated.
The ever-expanding list of Syzygy Guides to Doing Mission Well has just acquired a page dedicated to helping churches excel at supporting their mission partners. Through this page we hope to equip churches with new ideas and resources. It’s still in its early stages and will grow over the coming months, but it does already feature a link to this month’s featured ministry – Passion for Mission.
Our friends at Global Connections have put this site together with a view to placing a lot of resources under the same roof. The site as a whole sets out to equip churches to do mission effectively, locally as well as overseas. Presented in a variety of formats – article, blog, videostream, pdf – the site is easy to navigate and contains a lot of useful and relevant information. It features interviews with key experts, and perhaps even more relevant, church leaders who’ve already led their churches into being passionate about mission. The site also incorporates GC’s website and resources available through Christian Vocations.
We particularly like:
- What can I do? A simple, entertaining guide to how churches can make the most of their mission partners.
- Six ideas to transform your church How to put mission at the heart of your church.
- Are short term mission teams a good idea? A humourous yet punchy series of blogs by a mission worker in Central America.
- World prayer resources Exactly what is says it is.