Lead your church ... how to connect
Are you looking for ways your church can have a deeper involvement in what God is doing around the globe? We want to provide strategic connection opportunities for you whether that be reliable up-to-date people group information, adopting a people group for prayer, partnering with missionaries to reach a people group or even embracing an unengaged, unreached people group to engage them with the Gospel. You can find these connection opportunities below.
Adopt to Pray
There are many who are untouched by the Gospel and have little opportunity to hear about Jesus. Your church can adopt a specific people group for whom you can begin to pray intentionally and passionately. As we are partnering together to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth, we are engaged in spiritual warfare so prayer is key! If you lead your church to adopt a people group for ongoing prayer, you can pray for:
• Barriers to the Gospel to be broken down
• God to send more laborers to the field to reach them
• God to prepare hearts of the peoples to receive Him
• Any missionaries that may be working among that people group
To learn more about adopting a people group for prayer, go to PRAYERthreads.
Partner to Reach
God has called each of us and our local churches to be a part of proclaiming His Gospel to all peoples. As God awakens your heart to global missions, He may lead you to partner with the work of one of your IMB missionaries. A church desiring to partner will come alongside and join the missionary on the field to work hand in hand to see sustainable, effective churches planted among a people group.
Seven Steps to Connect print the document
1. Pray for God’s guidance
2. Discover your church’s natural affinity (DNA)
3. Determine the church’s expectations
4. Work with church leaders and identify a mission “champion”
5. Investigate opportunities
6. When God directs you to a specific unreached people group, pray and celebrate God’s direction.
7. Communicate, follow through and keep your commitments
Care to Change
Evidences of sin’s impact on the world are all around us. Many of those who we are called to reach live under the affects of poverty, hunger, disease and war. You and your church can make a difference! You can care to see a change. Explore opportunities below to join a project that can transform a community, both physically and spiritually.
Embrace to Engage
God's mission is clear - proclaim His Name among all peoples. Yet today there are still over 3,000 people groups not being engaged with the Gospel. There is no one working intentionally among them to see churches planted. Your church can take the Gospel to a people who have not heard. If God is leading you to Embrace an unengaged, unreached people group, begin your journey at www.call2embrace.org.