To reflect an apostolic God and His nature and not as tourists;
To obey the apostolic imperative;
To change the eternal destiny of men and woman;
To answer countless prayers by people of the past and present;
To propel the forward movement of God’s Kingdom
To excite and provoke other Churches;
Link local resources to eternal purposes.
How should we go?
Joyfully Joy is the courage in which we do the work of the Kingdom.
Prepared Do not go casually, under-prepared, under-prayed or under-anointed.
Wisely Each individual represents the group and the body.
Pay attention to their culture and respect it.
Don’t make promises you can’t keep, especially regarding finances.
Be prepared to move to a new area as God leads.
Informed Update yourself, educate yourself, do research and ask questions.
As sent one’s Ensure your church is behind you and keep them informed.
Expectantly Familiarity breeds contempt. Go humbly and in faith.
RELATED TO MADAGASCAR MINISTRY
But may well have wider applications. The following were noted as areas of weakness and it was suggested that teachings be based here on:
Disunity and jealousy among the churches
People continuously asking for finances
A tension between joblessness and sexual promiscuity
Confrontations/break down in relationships have occurred
Churches are operating as one man bands
Their mentoring and foundational knowledge is weak
The churches are lacking in financial accountability and credibility
Unfaithful and unwise stewardship
Need to learn to give instead of just receiving.
In addition the following basic guidelines were given:
Ensure the venue is accessible and neutral.
Teachings should focus on areas such as discipleship issues (turning converts to disciples), leadership training, marriage, doctrinal truths, teamwork, government, etc.(Don’t allow team to be hi-jacked doing funerals, baptisms etc., focus is on training, equipping and
building meaningful relationships). Hold separate men/woman sessions to focus on different needs
How to disciple believers
How to become a better teacher and preacher How to teach people to connect with God Mobilising the Priesthood of all believers Administration in the local church Financial Management, Faith and Fund raising in the local church How to raise up elders, deacons and leaders Raising the levels of prophecy in the local church Increasing your gift and skill as an elder Increasing your gift and skill as a deacon Partnering with apostolic fathers How to help people to become entrepreneurs and impact their standard of living Impact from your church and into the city Dealing with difficult people and resolving conflict Worship and music in the local church Vision casting, planning and anticipating the future Training Children’s Church Teachers Raising up and discipling teenagers