The first Mission Myth we looked at was, GO. I refer to these things as myths because people have misconceptions about them. Is it necessary for people to GO on mission? In what way is mission giving a myth?
I speak to churches, mission teams, and civic clubs. Pastors view my speaking and preaching engagements as inspirational speaking or motivational speaking. They are interested in motivating and engaging people in evangelism and missions. Whatever else it may be, I find it educational for myself!
People have preconceived ideas about our work. One assumption they make is this: mission involvement is limited to giving. This post forces me to walk a very fine. Giving is necessary. That’s true whether we are talking about your local church or ROW missions. But giving isn’t the only way people can be involved. That’s the myth.
Let me give you some examples of people being involved in mission projects that don’t necessarily include personal giving:
- Prayer Circles – Our work moves on the prayers of God’s people
- Packing medicine for medical mission
- Collecting medicines for medical mission
- Collecting old suitcases so mission teams can carry mission supplies
- Promoting awareness in your church
- Sharing mission events (and posts like this one) on social media (Facebook, etc.)
- Inviting a mission speaker to your church or organization (Yes, I’m volunteering!). 🙂
- Subscribe to our newsletter
- Subscribe to the new Better You Better World podcast
The next time you hear a missionary speaker, don’t assume giving is the only way to help. On the other hand, giving is necessary so help however you can.
Want a fun option for helping others? See this post! The pic to the left will also take you to that post. Keep an eye out for more information on this project. Our Belize team will post more information next week. Please pray for us.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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