This is huge. Lives and families at stake. Eternal destinies await. Someone has to go….maybe me!
A rumbling discontent may mark its inception. Or a compelling vision sparks its birth. Yet once that maybe-me! thought takes root, conflicting feelings flood the heart – fear and anticipation, doubt and faith, conviction and confusion. Inside you echo the voices of you hear when friends catch wind of your wild idea – Are you kidding? What will you do? Where will you go? How will you get there? Right now, you have no clear answers. Just a seed growing inside. A thought – maybe me!
Typically those who sense that pull to bring the gospel and love of Christ to our lost and hurting world are left to chart their own path – with the help of friends, seminaries and agencies – while the local church shouts encouragement from the sidelines. Grace Fellowship is changing that storyline with the launch of Missions Equip, a global mission training process.
Missions Equip is designed to guide a maybe-me! GFC member through an exploration and preparation path for a longer term of service on the mission field. Addressing four crucial areas of development – Character, Knowledge, Skills, and Community – each participant in this process will work through their own Personal Development Plan. Utilizing a variety of resources – books, classes, group study, mentoring by veteran missionaries at GFC, and more – the maybe-me! GFC member will experience growth in crucial areas that shape them for future ministry.
Holding it loosely, but intentionally, GFC envisions building a church-based team of GFC members who launch out together into the global harvest as GFC global partners. What a game changer that would be! Whether the Lord blesses us with that fruit remains to be seen, but Missions Equip is already underway!
If you, or someone you know at Grace, are asking the maybe-me! question then we invite you to check out an introductory video and respond with the next steps identified on the webpage.
Long ago the prophet Isaiah sensed that tug (6:8): Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”
Yes, Lord. Me.
Global Outreach Pastor
Posted on Thu, March 27, 2014
by Larry Nees