The biblical pattern for world mission always begins with local churches sending
out their best to reach the nations for Christ. As the gospel spreads out into the
world, it also ripples back to change and shape the churches that send or support
the work of mission.
Because we at GBM believe so passionately that the local church is at the heart of
world mission, we have created this short course to help you and your church to think
about your place in the work of world mission. Lots of churches are focused on their
mission to their local community. How does that connect with what is happening in
other cultures? What can we learn from those serving across the world?
Maybe you are thinking of sending someone out into cross-cultural mission for the
first time. Maybe you have no one to send, but you want to get your church thinking
about world mission and supporting other churches who are sending someone. Either
way, you want creative ideas about how to make support and prayer for world mission
a feature of your church life together. Whatever your situation you will find this
course has real value.
This three-part course explores the following:
From Jerusalem to the world...and back
Sending into mission
World mission and your Church
As well as a video for each section there is a study guide that accompanies the course.
The study guide helps you to think through what the Bible has to say about the work
of world mission, what your church should look for in a potential missionary and
how you can best support your missionaries, and how every church has a part to play
in world mission.