Many churches put a huge amount of their efforts towards missions. They focus on great things like planting churches, evangelizing to neighborhoods, and sending out missionaries all over the world. But the 10-40 window is not the only window that should be focused on, because one mission field that is oftentimes overlooked is the children’s ministry right in front of them.
In the wake of a changing global church, what should the local church keep in mind? How does the landscape of global missions change? How should missions agencies adjust to globalization? Here are a couple of things we found:
1. Mission strategies, approaches, and structures should reflect the global nature of the church and factor in the complexities that can involve.
How one might teach others to live out their faith in one location might look completely different in another city. Many settings are multicultural now and that should be taken into account, so that we can navigate the challenges more efficiently.
5 Reasons for Missionary Attrition
1. Lack of sufficient support
The average missionary, like most non-profits, is in a perpetual state of fundraising. This is not as bad as it sounds however, many times it is for good reason. Though many missionaries are underfunded even well funded missionaries are constantly looking to increase their support health. The primary reason for this is that as a missionary's original objectives are achieved the ability to meet a greater need often presents itself, thus the need for increased funds and a never ending cycle of support raising.