Global mission giving

Christ’s final command to us was to go into all the world.  These notes assume your church believes it is right to support worldwide Christian work and lists what and who to support and how you might organise this.

There is a list of seven ideas for different kinds of global work you might give to.  These include Christian mission agencies, individual mission workers, Third World projects, global relief work and others.  It is worth keeping all the possibilities in mind.

The notes then give a second list of seven ways to organise such giving.  These include direct giving to individuals, earmarked funds to a society, a percentage of a church’s general fund income, a percentage of project giving, and others.  The challenge is to see whether you might broaden your present range.

There are then specific issues to consider whatever choices you make, the right context of teaching and prayer, and the idea of appointing a ‘mission champion’.

Training Notes TN116, Global mission giving, are now available without charge from the Training Notes index page of John Truscott’s website.