ENGAGE G.M.P. exists to help the local church to:
Define their unique call to God's mission
Design a comprehensive plan for the pursuit of that mission
Utilize missions as an intentional process for discipleship and leadership development
Engage in the great commission through global ministry partnerships.
WHAT WE DO
The Great Commission is the responsibility of the local church no matter how large or small the congregation might be. God has equipped His church with all the tools necessary to engage in this mission. The catch is that due to a number of factors, the local church in America has pulled back from this mission and delegated it to para-church organizations or sending agencies.
Today, many local churches are once again embracing their responsibility to engage in fulfilling the Great Commission. However, many don’t know how to establish a global mission or struggle with knowing where to begin. There are also engaged churches that simply need help with a certain aspect of their mission vision or the development of an international ministry partnership.
This is where ENGAGE Global Ministry Partnerships can help.
How does a global mission fit into the DNA of a local church?
How do local churches identify and develop the mission leaders within the church?
These are a couple of the key questions to be addressed in the building of a foundation for mission ministry in a church. It is so easy to take the shotgun approach which involves trying everything and going with whatever seems to work. Many mistakes can be avoided by starting out with a good foundation to build from.
ENGAGE Global Ministry Partnerships can help church leadership navigate these and other important questions in order to develop a focused mission vision with a realistic strategy for implementation.
One hurdle faced by local church leaders is training or identifying qualified people to lead the mission ministry. ENGAGE Global Ministry Partnerships can help by taking potential leaders through a process of leadership development and discipleship. It is vital to have ministry leaders who are connected to the vision of the church leadership and growing in their own relationship with Christ. Our desire is to help establish qualified leaders who can disciple others and develop new leaders through mission ministry and preparation for short-term mission trips.
One of our primary objectives for the development of effective mission ministry is the formation of international ministry partnerships. These partnerships can take a variety of forms. Direct church to church partnerships, church to ministry partnerships or a network of churches working together are just a few of the endless possibilities. The creativity, passion and calling of mission leaders in the local church are the foundation we build upon.