You are best placed to know when and how to develop a passion for local mission in your church.
Some people will have a wealth of experience, whereas others haven’t even begun to think about helping their community; And you’ve probably got people from both groups in your congregation.
Adapting resources for your own congregation is a key part of the process of equipping your church to do mission locally. We’ve learnt that as we’ve worked with communities overseas time and time again.
Sustainable community transformation requires a deep spiritual foundation, so its vital to lay the groundwork with your church.
Why? Because mission is hard.
Standing against today’s dominant narrative of self-preservation by loving others and sacrificing our comfort for the bettering of the world can be exhausting. It is crucial we build up our congregations to have a passion for their communities and for local mission. A passion that can sustain us through the difficult or disappointing times by rooting us in the love that Jesus gives us for our neighbours.
We have put together a selection of our favourite resources to help you teach your church below and we’d love you to
share your ideas with us to help us add to them.