The following are resources that are particularly helpful for those with responsibility to facilitate their church’s involvement in missions.
Websites with resources to help you develop your church’s involvement in missions
Interactive world maps
great interactive resource to develop a practical perspective on regions of the world from a missions perspective
Global Mapping International provides missions related maps and more.
Impact for eternity Bible Study
On line free Bible study on missions. Simple but effective introduction to God’s mission to the world.
Videos to create passion and broaden the vision for missions
Globecast videos to spark passion for and provide a broader exposure to missions: “… another world is possible.”
Wycliffe object lessons and hands-on activities so that children can pray for Bible translation work around the world.
Brigada provides missions resources
Very helpful website for churches and missionaries who want to do missions better, with lots of links and information
Joshua Project: Don’t waste your life Video
See the video with an impacting challenge for all believers to be involved in missions.
Joshua Project: Great downloads for missions
Joshua Project downloads: maps, people groups, presentations, powerpoints
Learn about Unreached People Groups
Pray for the unreached people group of the day! Set this as your home page and pray every time you start your browser. Or use it on your Facebook page, on a blog or other website, as a daily email, or as an RSS feed, etc. instructions given right on the site.
David Mays provides excellent resources from missions in churches on his website. His CDs, Missions Trip Stuff – help for STM trips – and Mission Stuff – comprehensive help for doing missions in your church – are highly recommended and can be purchased through outlets in Canada. Contact Mark Naylor via the form below for information. The Missions Pastor Handbook is available in pdf format and is a good resource for mission committee chairpersons as well.
BOOK GIVES INSIGHT INTO A MUSLIM-TO-CHRISTIAN CONVERSION — Torn between his desire to please his family and his belief in Christ, a Fulani youth has to make a choice. Does he understand the impact it will have on his relationships, his community, his future? Will he be able to hold on while others try to make him let go? Based on a true story,
“Mamane’s Journey” gives a first-hand perspective on the value of Christian missions today.
Momentum magazine’s State of the Gospel pdf and powerpoint (available for download at Operation World) provide an eye-opening perspective of how the Gospel has spread in the last few decades as well as the current world situation from a missions perspective.
DualReach has an excellent website with a goal of helping churches become strategic in their desire to impact the world. It is well worth it to sign up for the Synergy newsletter which gives examples of innovative ideas from churches passionate about missions. One resource focuses on getting church leaders involved in the missions effort.
For the church that wants the raise the bar with respect to its relationship with mission agencies and play a stronger role in the oversight of their missionaries, Catalyst services provides excellent articles through its Interchange Postings.
There is a free short term missions directory at ChristianVolunteering.org. The directory lists over 500 short-term mission trips and another 1,300 Christian volunteer opportunities.
Global Connections provides a number of helpful resources to help missions committees keep people informed about missions. Especially helpful are the prayer resources. Global Connections provides
- Resources: GO Connect provides links to mission resources, tools, ministries, classes, articles, mp3’s, etc.
- Training: Find local, regional and national conferences, seminars, classes, consultants and coaches.
- Opportunities: Opportunity databases and service ministries.
- News, Mags, and Blogs: a listing of North America’s top mission magazines, ezines, blogs and podcasts.
- Daily Connections: GO Connect scours the web for a great variety of mission-related information and inspiration
The following are additional seminars that are available to stimulate your church in their involvement in missions. Contact Mark Naylor for details via the form below.
- Best Practices for Short Term Missions
- Crucial Issues in Missions Today
- Missions: The Story of His Glory God is a Missionary God
- Introduction to Missions
- How is the Bible translated? An introduction to Bible translation principles
- Why a variety of versions?
- The Church in a Muslim Context
- Folk Islam and spirituality
- Christians in an Islamic world: A Clash of Cultures
- Overview of Islam
- Engaging Muslims
- A Perspective on Sikhs