Saturday, December 20, 2014

Connecting to Fulfill the Great Commission

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1.7

Every church in the NCC is a missional outpost – seeking to be on mission with Jesus as “fishers of people.”  Missional people routinely look beyond their personal or local situation in order to grasp bigger picture realities, experience fresh insights of how God it work everywhere and to discover news ways to bless and refresh beyond their borders. With joy Free Methodist churches recognize that we are a connectional movement who envision “bringing wholeness to the world through healthy biblical communities of holy people multiplying disciples, leaders, groups, and churches.”

We are multiplying churches globally faster than we can count. God is at work through your connectional Great Commission prayers, service and giving. This is the time of year when your churches are making commitments to global Free Methodist missions. We commit as a connection of churches to supporting Free Methodist missionaries as first priority in global commitments, and to support other missional work as God prospers and so leads.

This would be a bitter pill to swallow and viewed as limiting if our global works were ineffective or merely supporting an institutional structure that has outlived its usefulness.  BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE! Our global missions strategy continues to be solidly embedded in identifying, training and equipping local leaders who multiply disciples and churches at rates the United States has never seen. Hands down, your missions dollars provide the best “return on investment” -- in terms of souls saved, communities transformed, literal prisoners and slaves set free – toward which you contribute.   

Learn more about the missionaries our conference supports. Pray for them, encourage them, invest in them.  Visit the web site for ongoing information.  Our missionaries are Mike Reynen (Africa), Alan Mellinger (Eastern Europe) and creative access missions (dangerous locales in Asia and the Middle-East). Make your commitments before January to keep our missionaries on the field. 

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