March 2014 | Vol. 9 | Issue 3
Where Does a Church Begin?
Missionaries remain part of the body of their sending church. Regardless of whether they are physically present for worship every week or are working on the other side of the globe, they are members “back home” unless something breaks the relationship. Their church, therefore, is responsible to provide care for them just like they do for other mem-bers of the community—but missionaries need it even more!
Because global workers are on the frontlines of spiritual battle, they are special targets of the enemy. It is safe to assume all missionaries have suffered some painful battle wounds. That doesn’t automatically mean they are incapacitated or depressed. But at a minimum, they need frequent refreshment and renewal. Many wrestle with personal, family, and/or ministry issues that are more complex because of the international context. . .[Click below to continue]