December 2007 | Vol. 2 | Issue 12
Restructuring Local Church Missions
In far too many local churches, missions is suffering from a serious leadership deficit.
Sometimes it is because the missions committee is aging and retiring. Mobilizers frequently are asked, “How can we find younger people to serve with us?” Often this question is voiced by a graying committee seeking replacements who will serve in similar capacities to theirs. They find few takers for the jobs.
In other churches, a global outreach team of varying ages is serving faithfully, but they are far too few to accomplish all that needs to be done. Missions leadership in such churches resembles the old analogy of 22 men on the football field desperately needing rest while 22,000 in the stands desperately need exercise. . .[Click below to continue]