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.
Know someone with questions about sending churches? Share this with them!
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.
Stories from the pursuit
Check the Trash!
Reaching the unreached. Raising kids overseas. And raising funds. All things God uses to lead us to lean on Him, and sometimes they’re connected. Here's one Pioneer's God story.
Travels with Paul: On Mission in an Uncertain World
Today’s missionaries should strive to be like the Apostle Paul: clear on the message, bold, willing to suffer, focused and tenacious.
Video – What Is Pioneering?
Pioneering isn’t about chasing immediate gratification or walking worn-in trails. It isn’t even about adventure, although adventure certainly awaits.
Should I Eat the Steak?
My uncle was struggling. "How can I eat steak in my air-conditioned house, knowing the physical poverty and spiritual darkness that abounds in this world?"