Saturday, April 08, 2006

International Web Ministry Strategy - UPDATE

We are excited to share that the "International Web Ministry Strategy" that we previously shared here in our blog is now a reality! We appreciate your prayers... God has given us many ideas and we're thrilled to see some of them now coming to fruition.

*We are starting at two locations: Uganda and India!

*We are now helping support fine local pastors in Uganda and India evangelize their communities and also teaming together to develop Web Ministry Strategies and Websites for evangelism and discipleship in India and Uganda.


First, if you haven't already done so, please read my original post:

International Web Ministry Strategy

Since the 1800's and before, the Mission Strategy of most churches was to send missionaries throughout the world to establish churches and do the work of the ministry.
This will always be a viable and important mission strategy.
The world we live in has greatly changed and with these changes come awesome opportunities for sharing the gospel. There is a need for a major paradigm shift to effectively face these changes.


There are three important strategies that a Mission Committee should consider while formulating an effective Mission Strategy in this new world.

Reconciliation Resource Ministries uniquely has combined these three strategies into a single program that can be supported through designated funds to RRM.

WE CALL ESPECIALLY ON THE PROSPEROUS CHURCHES OF THE UNITED STATES TO PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER "RRM's International Mission Strategy":
(It is also our desire that those urban churches that RRM is resourcing, will consider that compared to most churches in the world, you are prosperous. Although the church has many financial needs it, it would be a wonderful thing to start a small mission budget and take part in the wonderful process of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the world.)

RRM's "International Web Ministry Strategy" incorporates all three mission strategies into one program.

1. SUPPORT OF NATIONAL / NATIVE MISSIONARIES.

* National / Native Missionaries are better equipped for effective ministry. They better understand the culture, customs, and needs of the missionfield. They already have a network of friends and contacts established. They have a hunger and thirsting to know God and to serve them. The old prideful paradigm that native nationals are not educated enough for effective ministry MUST BE THROWN OUT!!!

* it is much more cost effective to support native missionaries. Funds are limited. Consider that for the same amount of funds it would take to send and support ONE new American missionary in a foriegn land, 5, 10,15, OR MAYBE UP TO 75 FULL TIME MISSIONARIES CAN BE SUPPORTED. There are some mission fields where a full time missionary can be supported for only $60 - $100 a month! It depends on the region, but in much of the world, a full time national missionary can be supported for less than $700 a month.

Let me use myself as an example, RRM is only able to provide me with a disaster Health Insurance plan ($7,500 deductible) for me and my family - yet this still costs $550 a month. For the same amount of money to pay for my health insurance coverage, 7 full time native missionaries could be supported at $75 a month, TO SHARE THE GOSPEL IN SOME OF THE POOREST AND MOST OPEN MISSIONFIELDS IN THE WORLD.

Another example, I have a "friend" who ministers in a country where the cost of living is very high. It costs well over $100,000.00 a year for her to teach missionary children and to be a blessing to those she comes across. The same amount of money to support this one American Missionary, over 80 full time native missionaries could be supported at $100 a month, or 16 full time missionaries at $500 a month.

* Please don't mistake what I am saying, "American Missionaries" are of vital importance, and need to continue to be supported! I also believe missionaries should be paid well. When someone is willing to leave the comforts of home and endure the dangers and hassels of the missionfield, the last thing in the world they need to face is financial pressure. When a missionary retires after a life of sacrificial service they should be able to retire in comfort. Workmen are worthy ... a double portion ... What I am saying is that in this world there is a huge disparity on the cost of living. Because of this disparity, full time native missionaries can be supported for a small monthly amount. Churches should consider adding RRM's mission strategy to their mission budget.

* I just got off the phone with Pastor Mark of Uganda, you would not believe how excited he and his congregation are to be receiving $60 a month. They are praising God for my vision and willingness to partner with them - $60 a month, not 600 or 6000.

2. Internet Ministry

We are in the midst of an new communication revolution.

The basic ways people communicate, get information, are entertained, find friends and connect with community are all being changed by the Internet.

Every day more people are turning to their computer (Internet) as their method to seek out news and information.

Evil organizations and causes are using the Internet in powerful ways to further their causes. The church must not be left in the dust on this new technology. Nearly 1 Billion people are online now.

Many American Christians just don't realize just how lost this world is! In much of the world "Christianity" is a small, misunderstood religion.

Internet Evangelism provides a low cost method to get the gospel to the uttermost parts of the world.

There are many strategies and methods for Internet Evangelism. I have devoted entire websites to them so please browse the following links to learn more of the exciting potential of Web Evangelism:
http://bridgesites.org/
http://internetministry.info/
http://internetevangelismday.info/
http://webevangelist.blogspot.com/
http://internetminister.org/ and it's links for information on Internet Evangelism.
http://guide.gospelcom.net/resources/creative.php

3. Collaborative Efforts

For too long there has been a lack of communication and cooperation between good Bible believing ministries. Denominational beliefs are important yet we must embrace and support the entire body of Christ.

Reese's paraphrase of I Cor. 12:21
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need for you, you are not in my denomination!"
And the head cannot sat to the feet, "I don't need you, you are not part of my specific mission organization!"

We need each other. We are teammates not competitors!

Often there are mission organizations ministering in the same area, yet have no communication with each other. We must understand the urgency of the hour and unite under the banner of God's love.

I had a friend to to Iraq to plant churches. In an area like that, when Christians cross paths, they don't spend their time and effort arguing about minor issues. They see clearly the great need of the Nation and work together. They pray for each other and encourage each other.

A priority should be give to our own particular denomination's mission efforts, yet we must also keep our eyes open on the big picture and have a willingness to strategically work together.


Reconciliation Resource Ministries combiines these three mission strategies into a single program.

We call in our "International Web Ministry strategy" and is supported by designated gifts to Reconciliation Resource Ministries, a 501c3 Christian Non Profit Organization.

We are now launching this pilot program and would appreciate your prayers. We would also love to expand this program as soon as we receive a commitment for more designated funds for this project.

We are still working out the details but we are starting with two missionary families, one in India, the other in Uganda. Since both of these missionary families serve in areas of possible persecution we will not place their last names on the Internet. Those who actually support this project through designated funds will be able to actually be in first hand communication with them through email and phone.

Team One - Uganda Africa - Mark & Ruth

While ministering in the Roseland area of Chicago, I had a devine appointment - As I walked out the door of a church I was helping, I saw Bishop Leonard. We talked and I soon found out that he was a minister from Uganda who now was ministering on the North Side of Chicago. We talked and prayed together. I shared with him this mission strategy and have met with him several times discussing it. He has many close contacts in Uganda and visits there regularly. He will help oversee our Uganda Teams. He is an amazing guy, he speaks three languages: English, Luganda, and Chinese; and has been a minister for over 25 years.

Mark and Ruth minister in the city of Kampala, Uganda.

Mark is planting a church. The congregation is now at about 30 and they meet at a local school. They are very active in evangelism and also meeting the felt needs of their community. The church has 4 services a week and the also regularly send out a team to distribute food and to visit those in the hospital.

Ruth works for a Christian organization in town and has access to the Internet there. Lucy also has a B.S. in Communication Skills and speaks three languages: Luganda, French, and English. Lucy will be working with me (Scott Reese - http://internetminister.org/) to develop strategies and websites to minister in Africa.

They are a wonderful, dedicated Christian couple making a difference in Africa.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
We have raised a designated amount of $100 per month for our Uganda Mission Team.
We are grateful to Living Grace Church for pledging $80 per month and an individual $20.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The basic distribution breakdown will be as follows:

$60 per month to Mark and Lucy to help suppliment their income and provide for special ministry needs.

$15 per month to Bishop Leonard for his help in encouraging and overseeing our Uganda team.

$25 per month towards the expenses of developing and promoting an Uganda Web Ministry as well as covering the transfer to wire the money to Uganda.

We hope to increase funding and also would like to open an "Internet cafe" in Kampala.
For information on what an "Internet Cafe" is, see John Edmiston's website at http://cybermissions.org/ .
We plan on updating you on this project as well as share special needs.

We do have an immediate need of an additional $25 a month to purchase an internetional calling cards to help us in our communication efforts. Although we are looking into Internet phone service options.

Team Two - India - Pastor Jacob & Missionary Murma

I met Pastor Jacob at the Internet Evangelism Conference in Chicago this past September. He spent many months in America raising funds for his ministry efforts in India. Since he spent most fo his time in the Chicago area, I was able to spend a bunch of time with him and develop a deep friendship.

I already have posted three blog articles on Pastor Jacob, the needs of India, and our strategy to help get the GOOD NEWS to India:
http://webevangelist.blogspot.com/2005/11/pastor-jacob.html
http://webevangelist.blogspot.com/2005/10/india-needs-you.html
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

We are starting India ministry support at $110 per month.

We are grateful that an individual donated the designated funds for March and April to help jumpstart this project. We are praying that a church or a few Christians will be willing to take on this commitment starting in May.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The basic distribution breakdown will be as follows:

$45 a month to pay for the Internet Expenses of pastor Jacob. In return, Pastor Jacob will help me develop some ministry websites targeting India. Pastor Jacob will also help over see our team efforts in India, starting with a minister named Murma.

$60 a month will go to missionary Murma. Murma is a dedicated servent of the Lord. He has a wife, Rita, and a daughter. He ministers in one of the poorest areas of India. Murma does not speak English. Murma is very dedicated to evangelizing India and has paid a terrible price for his efforts. Several years ago he was passing out gospel tracts on a train. Religious extremists then attacked Murma and threw him off the train. To this day Murma has lost much of the use of one of his arms as a result of this incident, yet he is not bitter, only more determined to serve his Savior.


(We should remember Murma when we feel fearful to pass out a tract. I also want to add that I believe that passing out tracts and witnessing to strangers are not outdated forms of witnessing. There seems to be such an emphasis on feel good Christianity that personal evangelism is looked down upon as something only for radicals. People are so afraid they might offend someone by telling them the truth. To me it's like someone knowing that a bridge is out but not trying to flag down any approaching cars in fear of being misunderstood.

Just this week I received an email from someone that I witnessed to in the streets over 25 years ago while I was a teenager. She looked me up on the Internet to thank me and also to let me know that not only has she been attending church faithfully these past 25 years but she is also very involved in ministry. She and her husband Pick up and transport about 30 kids from a poverty stricken neighborhood to church every Sunday and she is also the Assistant Woman's Missionary Society President for one of the largest churches in the United States. More on this in a different post...)

Anyway we would like to increase this support and we are praying that the Lord will raise up someone to continue to make our efforts in India possible.

There are many other needs for our India team and there are a host of other National Ministers we'd like to empower as the Lord provides.

Please contact me for more details:
Scott Reese
WebEvangelist@gmail.com

10/16/2011 PS- I now work for Christ Cares not RRM - Also we may choose to work with other missionaries, but the concept is still good and in place.

Please see additional information included in the "comments".


Also, missions, missionary, missionaries, native, national, christian, Internet Evangelism, Web Evangelism, witnessing, are search terms to help people find this post.

4 comments:

  1. Scott, it's exciting to read about the progress you're making with Inernational Web Ministry. You make an excellent point that often times for the same money it takes to send one US-based missionary we could support many native missionaries. The two big challenges to that strategy is how do you select good, God-honoring people and how do you insure that they stay on the right track?

    I receive at least a dozen emails every week from people claiming to be pastors in 3rd world countries spreading the gospel of Jesus. Many of them create websites on our site at OurChurch.Com. Genuine Christians are so loving and trusting that they are vulerable to scams. I know some of the people sending these emails and building these websites are legitimate but others are scammers, and frankly I can't tell the difference.

    Scott, what standards and processes are you using to ensure that the native missionaries you support are legitimate Christ-followers and have the character and gifts to be missionaries?

    And, what advice do you have to other Christians who may want to support native missionaries but are unsure about their legitimacy or their qualifications?

    I also know that legitimate native missionaries with a passion for sharing the gospel with their community are going to face oposition and temtation from Satan. It seems to me that a vital part of most missions organizations is the encouragement and accountability they provide to their missionaries.

    What if any accountability are you going to provide for the International Web Ministry missionaries you support?

    God's blessings on you and your ministry as you work to leverage this new technology to more effectively spread the gospel globally.

    In His Service,
    Paul Steinbrueck
    OurChurch.Com
    Christian Web Trends Blog

    ReplyDelete
  2. IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE INTERNATIONAL WEB MINISTRY STRATEGY:

    Hi Paul,

    Great to hear from you. Your Christian Web Trends is an awesome resource for all those interested in tapping the power of the Internet for ministry. I hope to promote it once I get my own stuff established. It is found at:
    http://blog.ourchurch.com/

    "The two big challenges to that strategy is how do you select good, God-honoring people and how do you insure that they stay on the right track?"


    Great points, both are of vital importance.

    1. How to select God-Honoring pastors/misissonaries?

    This is a great challenge. And you are wise to say that it would be very easy for a Christian to get scammed. Now it is very easy for someone to throw up a website and to send emails.

    My Father, Ed Reese, is a Christian Author and Bible professor. Many years ago he received a message from some Christians in Africa who needed Bibles. I forget the exact details but I think they asked for $13,000 worth of my dad's "Reese Chronological Bibles" and promised they would send $7,000 in return. My dad is a very commited Christian who has a very trusting heart especially towards Christians. He sent the Bibles and got nothing in return - this caused a hardship on our family.

    I also get those emails from Christian leaders in third world countries. It is hard to tell.

    I've been an Urban Missionary for over 25 years ministering in poverty stricken areas and often asked for financial assistance for someone's finacial emergency. I have learned to:

    1) Ask very direct questions,

    2) To actually verify the situation with my own eyes,

    3) Come up with creative solutions that do not involve handing someone cash,

    4) Seek a long term solution instead of a temporary one - so the person does not end up back in the same situation in a few weeks,

    5) *Very importantly to explain that just because there is a very legetimate need, IT DOES NOT MEAN that it is God's will for me to fix it - there is only one Savior. I learned this the hard way. In my earlier years I remember putting stuff on my credit card so people would not lose their apartment or something. Before the credit card I would pray... that once again is alsways my first step.

    6) It's good to know of other resources available in the area to reccomend that might be able to provide help.

    7) It's good to establish guidlines ahead of time for dealing with these situations.

    Anyway, I believe this experience will help us as we tackel this difficult issue.

    There must be actual accountability. That is why we have chosen to include a partnership of three parties in our International Web Ministry Strategy. (Please see the origianl post)

    There is:

    1) The native missionary and their missionary efforts

    2) Our organization (Reconciliation Resource Ministries / www.internetminister.org) to partner on Web Projects and to oversee the program).

    3) An established missionary orgaization or church with a proven track record.

    We are developing a network of established mission organizations that believe in our strategy and would like to partner with us. In the future it might be nice to increase the amount given to the established organization to insure a quality job in accountability and also help in the encouraging and training area.

    However, if the same organization helps in the oversite to many pastors then it will become more cost effective for them - hopefully they will capture this vision as part of their core mission. (It is also important to note that this does not mean that there has to be a white American in charge to qualify as a mission with a proven track record.)

    We are starting out with people or organizations I have met personally through my many years of mission service, and ministries that have a proven track record.

    With this system, the "native pastors" will be in personal contact with three levels of accountability/encouragemnet partners:

    1) Us - Reconciliation Resource Ministries / http://internetminister.org (Scott Reese and volunteers)

    2) Those donors who actually provide the designated funds.

    3) An established missionary organization or church in the area that can actually physically visit the native pastor.


    It is also important that the missionaries stay on track and that people don't decide to become "missionaries" only for financial benifits.

    Several years ago I went to Russia as part of a large group for a missionary outreach. This effort had a native missionary couple in charge of overseeing this effort. I can remember overhearing some of the other native missionaries talk about how they felt that this native missionary couple had lost touch with them and their burden for missions since they started to reeive American funding. They were living a luxerious lifestlye compared to everyone else. I'm not sure if it was true or not, but care must also be given to continue the accountability process even after they have jumped through the original hoops to get into the program.

    "And, what advice do you have to other Christians who may want to support native missionaries but are unsure about their legitimacy or their qualifications?"

    There are already some very large organizations that deal exclusively with native missionaries. There are pros and cons with working with them. They do specialize in it so I would imagine that they have good systems in place.

    On the other hand, some deal with so many missionaries it's hard for an individual to have personal contact with the particular missionary they are helping.

    As an example, I got a newsletter from one of these major native missionary groups. The lead story was about a native pastor who was martyred for his faith. I thought to myself that I can't help everyone in this world but at least I could try to encourage and bless this poor widow and her children. I contacted the agency and asked if I could have the contact information for the widow, or if I could designate a monetary gift & message of encouragement to that particular family through their agency. They were not able to help with either request. I'm not saying it wasn't true, but I was disappointed that I could not connect and help that family.

    I thank God for these large organizations. My parents worked with Christian Aid mission and had good things to say about them. However I know very little about them. I know God has used them mightily to bring to the forefront the need to include native missionaries in a church's mission strategy. I strongly encourage Christians to add the support of native missionaries to their mission strategy though our efforts or through one of these large established organizations. I can't think of a time before in history when it is actually a realistic possibility for a single family to support a full time missionary.

    I do hope that Christians and churches will consider partnering with us and our "International Web Ministry Strategy". (We're still trying to come up with a good name for it.)

    Here are some of the strong points of our system.

    1) Our three layers of contact with the native missionary as explained above. The financial donors of the designated funds will be able to communicate directly with the native missionary.

    2) Our open financial accountability - each native missionary will have posted on our website or blog, exactly who supports them and for what amount. (Those who wish to remain anonymous will be given a generic username for the purpose of tracking these funds.) Also the distribution of funds will also be posted i.e. since you will be personally in contact with your native missionary you will be able to confirm with him that he received the designated funds.

    3) Our program uniquely combines the three cutting edge missionary strategies listed in the blog and also supports three strategic missionary endeavors at the same time:

    a) A native pastor / missionary is empowered to evangelize, grow a church, disciple, minister to the poor etc.

    b) A Web Ministry to the particular country is developed in partnership with those who know that particular country, culture, and needs the best.

    c)A good and established mission agency or church in the native region is also blessed.


    4) We can also "customize" this strategy considering your specific burden and priorities.

    As a example, let's say you or your church have a specific burden for a particular region. We will say the Philippines. Let's also say that to support your own particular denomination and it's beliefs beliefs are very important to you: i.e. "The Baptist General Conference" or "The Reformed Church of America". RRM would research and contact a denominational missonary in that region, explain our strategy, and endeavor to partner with them in the selection of and oversight of a native pastor.
    We can taylor this program to your specific needs or you can ask us to line up a native pastor through our contacts.

    5) As time goes on and these strategic contacts grow, it will become easier to assure the accountability and encouragement aspects of this strategy.

    No system is perfect and we are still working out the bugs.

    We welcome your ideas, prayers, and support.

    ReplyDelete
  3. IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE INTERNATIONAL WEB MINISTRY STRATEGY.

    (Same post, some of the typos fixed)

    Hi Paul,

    Great to hear from you. Your Christian Web Trends is an awesome resource for all those interested in tapping the power of the Internet for ministry. I hope to promote it once I get my own stuff established. It is found at:
    http://blog.ourchurch.com/

    "The two big challenges to that strategy is how do you select good, God-honoring people and how do you insure that they stay on the right track?"


    Great points, both are of vital importance.

    1. How to select God-Honoring pastors/misissonaries?

    This is a great challenge. And you are wise to say that it would be very easy for a Christian to get scammed. Now it is very easy for someone to throw up a website and to send emails.

    My Father, Ed Reese, is a Christian Author and Bible professor. Many years ago he received a message from some Christians in Africa who needed Bibles. I forget the exact details but I think they asked for $13,000 worth of my dad's "Reese Chronological Bibles" and promised they would send $7,000 in return. My dad is a very commited Christian who has a very trusting heart especially towards Christians. He sent the Bibles and got nothing in return - this caused a hardship on our family.

    I also get those emails from Christian leaders in third world countries. It is hard to tell.

    I've been an Urban Missionary for over 25 years ministering in poverty stricken areas and often I am asked for financial assistance for someone's finacial emergency. I have learned to:

    1) Ask very direct questions,

    2) To actually verify the situation with my own eyes,

    3) Come up with creative solutions that do not involve handing someone cash,

    4) Seek a long term solution instead of a temporary one - so the person does not end up back in the same situation in a few weeks,

    5) *Very importantly to explain that just because there is a very legitimate need, IT DOES NOT MEAN that it is God's will for me to fix it - there is only one Savior. I learned this the hard way. In my earlier years I remember putting stuff on my credit card so people would not lose their apartment or something. Before the credit card I would pray... that once again is always my first step.

    6) It's good to know of other resources available in the area to recomend that might be able to provide help.

    7) It's good to establish guidlines ahead of time for dealing with these situations.

    Anyway, I believe this experience will help us as we tackel this difficult issue.

    There must be actual accountability. That is why we have chosen to include a partnership of three parties in our International Web Ministry Strategy. (Please see the origianl post)

    There is:

    1) The native missionary and their missionary efforts

    2) Our organization (Reconciliation Resource Ministries / www.internetminister.org) to partner on Web Projects and to oversee the program).

    3) An established missionary orgaization or church with a proven track record.

    We are developing a network of established mission organizations that believe in our strategy and would like to partner with us. In the future it might be nice to increase the amount given to the established organization to insure a quality job in accountability and also help in the encouraging and training area.

    However, if the same organization helps in the oversite to many pastors then it will become more cost effective for them - hopefully they will capture this vision as part of their core mission. (It is also important to note that this does not mean that there has to be a white American in charge to qualify as a mission with a proven track record.)

    We are starting out with people or organizations I have met personally through my many years of mission service, and ministries that have a proven track record.

    With this system, the "native pastors" will be in personal contact with three levels of accountability/encouragemnet partners:

    1) Us - Reconciliation Resource Ministries / http://internetminister.org (Scott Reese and volunteers)

    2) Those donors who actually provide the designated funds.

    3) An established missionary organization or church in the area that can actually physically visit the native pastor.


    It is also important that the missionaries stay on track and that people don't decide to become "missionaries" only for financial benifits.

    Several years ago I went to Russia as part of a large group for a missionary outreach. This effort had a native missionary couple in charge of overseeing this effort. I can remember overhearing some of the other native missionaries talk about how they felt that this native missionary couple had lost touch with them and their burden for missions since they started to reeive American funding. They were living a luxurious lifestlye compared to everyone else. I'm not sure if it was true or not, but care must also be given to continue the accountability process even after they have jumped through the original hoops to get into the program.

    "And, what advice do you have to other Christians who may want to support native missionaries but are unsure about their legitimacy or their qualifications?"

    There are already some very large organizations that deal exclusively with native missionaries. There are pros and cons with working with them. They do specialize in it so I would imagine that they have good systems in place.

    On the other hand, some deal with so many missionaries it's hard for an individual to have personal contact with the particular missionary they are helping.

    As an example, I got a newsletter from one of these major native missionary groups. The lead story was about a native pastor who was martyred for his faith. I thought to myself that I can't help everyone in this world but at least I could try to encourage and bless this poor widow and her children. I contacted the agency and asked if I could have the contact information for the widow, or if I could designate a monetary gift & message of encouragement to that particular family through their agency. They were not able to help with either request. I'm not saying it wasn't true, but I was disappointed that I could not connect and help that family.

    I thank God for these large organizations. My parents worked with Christian Aid mission and had good things to say about them. However I know very little about them. I know God has used them mightily to bring to the forefront the need to include native missionaries in a church's mission strategy. I strongly encourage Christians to add the support of native missionaries to their mission strategy though our efforts or through one of these large established organizations. I can't think of a time before in history when it is actually a realistic possibility for a single family to support a full time missionary.

    I do hope that Christians and churches will consider partnering with us and our "International Web Ministry Strategy". (We're still trying to come up with a good name for it.)

    Here are some of the strong points of our system.

    1) Our three layers of contact with the native missionary as explained above. The financial donors of the designated funds will be able to communicate directly with the native missionary.

    2) Our open financial accountability - each native missionary will have posted on our website or blog, exactly who supports them and for what amount. (Those who wish to remain anonymous will be given a generic username for the purpose of tracking these funds.) Also the distribution of funds will also be posted i.e. since you will be personally in contact with your native missionary you will be able to confirm with him that he received the designated funds.

    3) Our program uniquely combines the three cutting edge missionary strategies listed in the blog and also supports three strategic missionary endeavors at the same time:

    a) A native pastor / missionary is empowered to evangelize, grow a church, disciple, minister to the poor etc.

    b) A Web Ministry to the particular country is developed in partnership with those who know that particular country, culture, and needs the best.

    c)A good and established mission agency or church in the native region is also blessed.


    4) We can also "customize" this strategy considering your specific burden and priorities.

    As a example, let's say you or your church have a specific burden for a particular region. We will say the Philippines. Let's also say that to support your own particular denomination and it's beliefs are very important to you: i.e. "The Baptist General Conference" or "The Reformed Church of America". RRM would research and contact a denominational missonary in that region, explain our strategy, and endeavor to partner with them in the selection of and oversight of a native pastor. We can tailor this program to your specific needs or you can ask us to line up a native pastor through our contacts.

    5) As time goes on and these strategic contacts grow, it will become easier to assure the accountability and encouragement aspects of this strategy.

    No system is perfect and we are still working out the bugs.

    We welcome your ideas, prayers, and support.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just happened to stumble on your blog. It's very exciting to read about what you are doing. I hope that you are powerfully successful in everything you do!

    Keith
    www.impactevangelism.org

    ReplyDelete