Resources for World Mission
Mobilising prayer for world mission
An encouragement for young and old to be actively involved in praying for world issues and for individuals in mission abroad.
A) Identifying unreached people to pray for:
“No one has the right to hear the gospel twice while there remains someone who has not heard it once.” Oswald Smith
“I looked and behold a great multitude which no one could count from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9
B) Analysing current world events.
Check out news websites for identifying prayer needs.
C) Maps to help to pray for the world.
http://www.worldprayermap.co.uk/ home page
http://www.worldprayermap.co.uk/NovDec.pdf specific prayer points
Workshops on world mission issues
Henry Martyn Trust – Summary of Mission Related Presentations/Workshops. Available on a small group basis, from Sue Anderson, World Mission Adviser: email@example.com
For use with students, student groups, church groups etc:
Cambridge Christian Mission Heritage – our Legacy and Mandate for the Future – an overview of the past 200 years, addressing some of today’s challenges.
Workshop on “Tentmaking” – how best to combine secular working skills with a mission motivation?
Guidance – how do I know if God wants me to live and work overseas?
Finding God’s Purpose for us in the Workplace – principles about finding our purpose and destiny at work
Building Bridges – biblical background to why Christians and Muslims should work together more effectively.
How can we work together for peace? – presentation given to both Christians and Muslims (Cambridge May ’11)
Why Christian attitudes to Muslims must change – how fear and prejudice prevents effective communication of the gospel, (Friends International presentation – Cambridge, Feb 2009).
Effective church support for overseas workers
How to Send and Support Mission Partners abroad – practical workshop with ideas for churches to build a solid support base.
Brainstorming session - it may be helpful for you as you plan and pray over your own mission –support policies and decisions. If you would like more ideas of how to increase support in your church there are websites, and books at the World Mission Office as well as many publications of magazines.
Ideas for questions on re-entry to the home situation might be:-
- the impressions and lessons learnt from the other culture
- the way in which lifestyle and thought patterns have been affected,
- how future plans might emerge in line with those thoughts
Recommended: Neal Pirolo’s book “Serving as Senders”