Video – Why Do I Need a Sending Church?
Is it possible to go if you’re not actually sent?
Sometimes people are interested in heading to a new place as a missionary. But they may really struggle to see the value of a sending church. You could put it this way: “Why is important for me to be affiliated with and connected to a body of believers here, when I will be over there?”
Fair question. Let’s tackle it.
Missions has never been about just the individual. Since the very first missionary journey, it has been a partnership between those who go, and those who send. Read about it in Acts 13:1-3.
See why we say every missionary needs a sending church.
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More about Sending Churches
- Learn how Pioneers partners with churches. If you’re a church mission leader, consider coming to a Church Partner Forum.
- Read about Megan. When her church disbanded, she invested extra time and effort to develop a relationship with a new sending church rather than go without one.
- Pick up or download the excellent book Well Sent. Perhaps you could also share it with leaders in your church.
Think God might be nudging you to be a missionary? Talk to your church! Take our Next Steps Quiz for other things you can do.
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