The Church’s Role in Missions
What’s your church’s role in fulfilling the Great Commission? Whether you’re just starting to develop your missions outreach program or want to revitalize an existing one, we can help. Through personal hands-on coaching we aspire to embolden your church to take a more active role in fulfilling the Great Commission.
As a mission agency WEC is a facilitator for churches in fulfilling Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations. Through training workshops and personal hands-on coaching, our WEC Link team aspires to use the experience and expertise God has given it to help your church fully realize its Great Commission potential. Ask for a free consultation from WEC Link on the contact form.
WEC Link Training Workshops
Sending New Missionaries
Designed to be used with a missions committee/GO team, this 2½-hour workshop addresses key sending topics such as:
- Developing an advocate team
- Raising financial support
- Planning a send-off service
- Caring for the missionary family
- And more…
What Kind of Senders Will You Be?
Whether used in an adult Sunday school class, small group or with the entire church, this 45-minute workshop is geared to excite your congregation for missions and to help each member envision his or her particular role in caring for and supporting the missionaries your church sends.
Organizing Short-Term Mission Trips
Does organizing one feel overwhelming? Let us help you sort it out! Whether you’ve already chosen a destination or are just starting from scratch, we’ll come alongside and help you organize your trip, connect your team with a field and equip them for what lies ahead.
How does WEC view the role of the sending church?
- They are the primary agents for completing Christ’s commission.
- They identify and prepare cross-cultural workers. Those who come from solid, active churches are generally best equipped to serve in cross-cultural settings.
- They pray for their workers. Prayer opens doors, changes lives and establishes new churches through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our workers need adequate and informed prayer to be effective.
- They support their missionaries financially as partners with them in ministry
- They develop a support team that will maintain close contact with and help care for their missionaries.
“Simply put, an advocate team is a group of people who deeply love and care for their missionary. They communicate, pray for and stay connected to their missionary on a regular basis. Because of these strong personal relationships, the missionary can be open and honest, allowing his or her team to see needs and share successes and defeats.” 1
1 An Introduction and Information Guide to Advocacy Teams by Grace Covenant Church, Austin, TX
Article: “A Practical Way to Structure Your Church’s Missionary Care” by Zach Bradley
Book: Serving as Senders Today by Neil Pirolo