A Scale of Church-Agency Relationships

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2011 | Volume 6 | Issue 1 |

A Scale of Church-Agency Relationships

From Global Connections, the UK Network for World Mission.

The church involvement spectrum

How does your church relate to mission agencies? How would your church like to relate to mission agencies? Maybe your church has never thought about it and just related in the way the agency has stipulated.

For two hundred years, mission agencies have been doing mission and asking churches to support them. Some of the denominational agencies have insisted that they are doing mission on behalf of the churches and to some extent they are, but the independent agencies have been generally doing their own thing. Local churches have had very little say in how mission is done by either group . . . [Click below to continue]