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Title: Developing a Missions Strategy That Fits Your Church


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Developing a Missions StrategyThat Fits Your
Church
  • A Guide for Church Leaders and Consultants

David Mays
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Is your missions ministry global? Or just all
over the map?

David Mays
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Every church needs a missions strategy.
  • This resource will guide you through a process to
    a
  • deliberate,
  • well-reasoned,
  • goal-focused,
  • church-specific,
  • Scripture-based,
  • God-honoring
  • missions strategy for your church.

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The Key Question is
Your strategy is your roadmap.
  • It describes how you will get somewhere.
  • A strategy helps you reach a destination or a
    goal.
  • Where does God want you to go? That is,
  • What does God want to accomplish in the world
    through our church?

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  • Developing a strategy is straightforward.
  • But its not easy.
  • Get the right people together.
  • Pray
  • Do your research.
  • Solidify your foundation.
  • Clarify what God desires for your church.
  • Agree on your priorities.
  • Set goals.
  • Begin to work toward the goals.

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This resource may be useful
  • For
  • A church mobilizer or consultant
  • A pastor, missions pastor, or missions chair
  • To
  • Lead a workshop for multiple churches
  • Present the process to one church
  • Guide one church through the process over time

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Develop Your Missions Strategy
  • Do it on your own.
  • Use the Strategy CD.
  • Utilize an outside consultant.

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Strategy Development Components
  • This resource addresses three major pieces of a
    strategy
  • Process How do we develop it?
  • Content What goes in it?
  • Implementation How do we follow it?

9
Process Principles
  • Key Leader Involvement
  • Include Your Missionaries
  • Prayer
  • Consensus
  • Research
  • Proactive
  • Continuity
  • Open to Future Scrutiny

10
Content What goes in it?
  • Primary Inputs
  • Scripture What is the goal?
  • Missions What is missions?
  • Your Churchs Purpose What is your church
    mission?
  • The World What are the great challenges?
  • These are the foundations for your missions
    strategy.

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Content What goes in it?
  • Secondary Inputs
  • Audiences Whom do you seek to reach?
  • Ministry Tasks What most needs to be done?
  • Balance How much local? How much global?
  • Focus A beacon or a thousand points of light?
  • History Do you need gradual or radical change?

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Content What goes in it?
  • Secondary Inputs (continued)
  • Relationships Do you support only those you
    know?
  • Our Roles What ministries best fit your
    congregation?
  • Partnerships Is it important to partner with
    other groups?
  • Participation Do your members have to help
    hands on?
  • You select which of these Inputs are important to
    your church and should become part of your
    strategy.

13
Implementation Principles
  • Continuity
  • Addition
  • Attrition
  • Saying No
  • Disassociation

14
Components of the Strategy CD
  • Leaders Guide
  • Participant Workbook
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Supplemental Documents
  • Scriptures and missions definitions
  • Budgeting and funding factors and grids
  • Purpose, vision, and values samples and resources
  • Sample strategies
  • Survey forms
  • Strategy articles and additional resources

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God wants your missions ministry to be effective.
He will gladly provide direction as you seek him.

David Mays
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More Information
  • Purchase the Strategy CD
  • Send 35 to David Mays, 7589 Burns Drive,
    Brownsburg, IN 46112
  • See the Leaders Guide www.davidmays.org/guide.pdf
  • Schedule a workshop or consultation
  • Email dmays_at_TheMissionExchange.org
  • Call 317-852-0348 (h/o)
  • Costs http//www.davidmays.org/Consultations.html
  • More missions resources www.davidmays.org
  • Acknowledgement
  • The workshop format and key factors were adapted
    from Blake McDaniel, ACMC

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Order Form
Quantity Title Price Total
Strategy CD 35.00
Strategy Additional Files 20.00
Stuff CD 2008 32.00
Trip Stuff CD 24.00
Shipping and handling (in U.S. Canada Shipping and handling (in U.S. Canada 0
Total
Send the completed form with a check (in U.S. funds) or Copy the form and email it to David Mays requesting an invoice. David Mays, 7589 Burns Drive, Brownsburg, IN 46112 Send the completed form with a check (in U.S. funds) or Copy the form and email it to David Mays requesting an invoice. David Mays, 7589 Burns Drive, Brownsburg, IN 46112 Send the completed form with a check (in U.S. funds) or Copy the form and email it to David Mays requesting an invoice. David Mays, 7589 Burns Drive, Brownsburg, IN 46112 Send the completed form with a check (in U.S. funds) or Copy the form and email it to David Mays requesting an invoice. David Mays, 7589 Burns Drive, Brownsburg, IN 46112
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David Mays
  • David Mays is Director of Learning Initiatives
    for The Mission Exchange. The Mission Exchange
    empowers the global missions community through
    training and partnerships. www.TheMissionExchange.
    org
  • Ministry Training, resources, and networking in
    world evangelism
  • Dream A movement of churches centered on The
    Great Commission
  • www.davidmays.org
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