Part #1 in a series of Guides for local churches, this one looks at how to
Form a Church Missions Committee
Richard Hibbert (SMBC), Evelyn Hibbert (Sydney College of Divinity), and Tim Silberman (SMBC) have published a study of the factors that are influential in current missionaries’ decisions to serve God long-term. They discovered that the three key influences in the decision to become long-term missionaries were: meeting missionaries and other missions-minded people; participating in short-term mission trips; and being exposed to the world and its needs.
The full article, published in Missiology: An International Review, can be found here.Read More
Access cross-cultural training resources for discipleship and church planting.
Link: http://accesstruth.com/Read More
A manual to facilitate transition.
Download here: Becoming and intentionally intercultural church.pdfRead More
An easy to read resource and guide for churches or groups embarking on short-term mission.
Is your church planning a short-term mission trip? Do you want to ensure your mission is gospel-focused, God-centred, as well as beneficial for everyone involved?
This guide goes through the goals and values of short-term mission, as well as key the components of a trip: pre-field, on-field and post-field. Know what questions to ask and which steps to take to help ensure your mission is a success.
Attachment: Short-term mission guide for churches.pdfRead More
Cross Cultural Insights
A great resource for those working or travelling in the Top End: “Indigenous Ministry in the Top End – Cross Cultural Insights,” compiled by Rachel Borneman & Chris Garner, is a handy guide to some of the cultural differences. This is an introductory pack of information to meet the needs of people new to cross cultural work in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
The information in this free resource has been compiled from various sources and from information gathered from people who have worked in partnership with Indigenous people around the Top End and with input from Indigenous people. It has been written and compiled as a support for ministry teams, churches, Christian schools and individuals seeking to support kingdom work in partnership with Indigenous people.
You can download a free e-version of the book below, or buy a hardcopy here.Read More
MI NSW distributes a Missionary Prayer Calendar quarterly. It is available free of charge to any who would like to receive and use it. If you would like to subscribe, please email Amy firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
A searchable multi-lingual database of evangelical Bible colleges – and pastoral, theological and missionary training programmes, courses and resources world-wide – to help you find the training you need to serve the Lord. A ministry of the World Evangelical Alliance.Read More
Joshua Project is a research initiative seeking to highlight the ethnic people groups with the least followers of Jesus ChristRead More
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