goIn spending some time with several of our churches working through being more strategic, I've learned a few things that will increase your churches global effectiveness in mission.

1. Be intentional and focused
When it comes to engaging in mission globally, many churches are simply carried along by whatever wave happens to pick them up. Some support a number of mission partners in numbers of locations doing a variety of ministries. Does the congregation know these workers? Does anyone have a connection to their ministry? Are these mission partners doing what they were sent out to do?

All too often, a church's global mission develops in isolation away from the mission and vision of the sending church. When an individual or a couple feels called to serve cross culturally, their calling is treated as personal and private. We need to remember this is God's mission through His Church. We rarely run these callings through the grid of the church's vision and focus.

Read more: How to Develop a Church Missions Strategy that Works

earthOur Kaikoura Earthquake Relief Appeal is now open. Funds received for this will be used not so much for bricks and mortar but to help with counselling and ongoing care issues for those who need it over time in Kaikoura and in the other surrounding areas affected.

If you would like to contribute to this cause, please send your gift to

GC Aid
PO Box 744,
Palmerston North 4440.

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GC Aid: 06 0729 0522196 00.

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Tim and Angela share about the work they about to embark upon.

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  • Hazel, El Salvador (Day 20)

    Denise
    Thank you for your continued prayer support for us! I was invited by the class of 9th graders to attend their graduation and sit at the table of honour.  Most of those graduating have been in our classes over the years. I gave out the diplomas and received many wonderful hugs and words of gratitude, even from ones involved in the gang. Parents are very appreciative of the influence we have had in the lives of their young people. The Lord made it clear to me that our work in the community is not finished.  

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