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Starting a Missions Culture in Your Church (AUDIO)

By Mark Bocanegra, Jan 7, 2020

MTW West Coast recently hosted an Equip missions conference on the topic of "Launching Missions in Your Church." We will be posting several of these talks to the blog in the coming weeks. To listen to the full series of talks, visit our page on Soundcloud

What is missions culture? We are not given the option to merely support missionaries dutifully, but commanded to co-suffer joyfully with them. In this session, "Starting a Missions Culture," Mark Bocanegra, pastor and missionary serving with MTW in Chiba, Japan, examines scripture to help answer the questions of “What is a missions culture?” and “How do you cultivate it?”  

A missional church is a church that is obedient, self-denying, and joyful servant to the Lord of the harvest. Listen as Mark unpacks these three crucial elements through the lens of the Philippian and the Colossian church. 

This seminar gives a basic overview of the foundational principles of missions culture. For a practical how-to guide, you may be interested in our resource, Establishing an Effective Missions Program. Or if you're in the Southwest area, you may want to consider attending one of our Advancing in Missions workshops. 

 

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