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In the partnership between churches and missionaries, one party needs to take the lead role in making the relationship work. Often that role is foisted onto the missionary, but the ideal strategy is for the church to take the lead. Here are three ways that churches can take the lead role in missions.
The missionary who helps local Christians fulfill their ministries in a Biblical way will never have to worry about what will happen to the ministry after he leaves the field. It will continue in the capable of hands of local leadership.
Despite everyone’s diligent efforts and sincere desires, missionary activities sometimes involve varying degrees of ineffectiveness. Why? One explanation might be that Christians, churches, and missionaries simply are not thinking strategically about how to make a rescue operation achieve as many goals as possible. Here are two foundational strategies no Christian interested in missions can afford to ignore.