How To Reclaim A Missionary Spirit For Christ

How To Reclaim A Missionary Spirit For Christ

Modern Christians are soft.  Do you want to make a difference for Christ?  It will require a return to the pioneer Christian spirit of days gone by.  Learn how to reclaim a missionary spirit for Christ.

Jesus Christ, our Lord, left His people with an audacious goal.  Preach the Gospel to every creature.  Every generation of believers is responsible for going into all the world and preaching the Gospel to everyone alive.  

Some generations have done better at this task than others.  We cannot rest on the accomplishments of bygone days.  We must not solace ourselves with great stories of yesteryear.  History is still being written.  This is our time.  

We were handed the baton of the Great Commission.  Will we give all we have in our leg of the race?  Will we stroll along in comfort while Satan deceives the world?  Will we stumble with the glorious Gospel as Hell enlarges herself to accept more prisoners?

The decision is up to us.  Our story has yet to be written.  History will record the decisions we make today.

Comfort is the enemy of the Gospel.  Luxury is a prison without walls for the people of God.  

It’s impossible to take up your cross and follow Christ if you refuse to get uncomfortable.  

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There is a clear choice before us:

Will we exhaust ourselves in the ministry of the glorious Gospel, or will we succumb to the temptation of a comfortable life?

I believe the answer is found in a missionary spirit.  If you have this spirit, you will strive for the eternal.  If you don’t, you will be lulled to sleep by the siren song of pleasure.

What is a missionary spirit?

The missionary spirit is an unyielding commitment to reach sinners regardless of personal cost!


What Is Faith Promise Missions?

What Is Faith Promise Missions?

Faith Promise Missions is a powerful and proven way for each local Church and Christian to have a part in the Great Commission reaching the world with the Gospel.

A faith promise commitment is an offering given by faith, above the tithe, to support worldwide missions.

You can help spread the Gospel around the world!  Here are 10 easy steps to partner with God through Faith Promise Missions.

1. Realize God has entrusted you with the Gospel.

“But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.”  

1 Thessalonians 2:4

What an amazing thought! Are we being good stewards of the Gospel?

2. We are commanded to spread the Good News both in our community and around the world at the same time.

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”  

Acts 1:8

We should go soul winning at home and support soul winning missionaries abroad.

12 Tested Ingredients of a Powerful Missionary Letter

12 Tested Ingredients of a Powerful Missionary Letter

Paul gave an account of his missionary endeavors when he had the opportunity. Through the technology of the day, you can provide regular reports quite easily. The prayer letter is your only regular interaction with supporters. Make sure it is well thought out, prepared, and powerful!

Acts 14:27   And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

Here are twelve tested ingredients to writing a powerful support letter:


The Foundation of a Great Missionary Letter

The Foundation of a Great Missionary Letter

As our church was in the process of doing an audit of our Global Missions impact, I spent a year reading through scores of missionary and church planting letters sent to our church.  Some of these letters were from missionaries we supported financially while some of them were from ministries we did not support.  I was amazed at some of the trends I saw in these letters so I went back several months into the letters to see whether the trends I saw were outliers or consistent themes of each ministry.

I came to the following conclusions: (more…)