Partnering with Churches to Share God’s Love - International
Someone in my church wants to go on mission. What now?When one of your church members shares they want to serve overseas, what should you do next? OMF worker Andy Stevens who has been supporting missionary candidates and churches from post-Catholic and post-Communist Europe for many years, shares six areas that you might want to consider.
Most missionary candidates are enthusiastic and keen to get going. They have unrealistic hopes that things will move fast. They won’t. If you discern that this is a genuine call for long-term ministry, remind them that these things take time. Three years is not unusual. And if there is a need for Bible College training first, it could be even longer.
How Ministry in Taipei Supports Outreach in Belfast
In 2018, after 32 years in Taiwan with OMF, Linda McFerran returned home to Northern Ireland. Here she shares how the things she learnt overseas help her share the good news of Jesus in a new context.
Living in another culture means looking at values and beliefs differently. Yet being able to introduce a biblical culture into our community is so important. I am grateful for having lived in Taiwan with eyes open to the culture and seeing God’s heart for the people. It’s the same in Ireland today.