Are you a mission-minded Christian? How can you tell? What are the marks of mission-minded churches and mission-minded Christians?
Marks of A Mission-minded Church:
1) INFORMATION: A mission-minded church is made up of people who are informed about what God is doing in our world. Mission-minded churches hold missions conferences to keep Christians up to date. They keep in touch with their missionaries. They give them opportunities to report to the church, both formally and informally, when on furlough. Missions and evangelism are priorities in the church life.
2) INTERCESSION: A mission-minded church is an interceding church. An informed church will tend to be an interceding church because it realizes full well that unless God works, battles will be lost and people will be doomed. The world will never be reached unless we, the people of God, work. The world will never be reached unless God is at work. We work, and God works –we are workers together with God. A vital link in this is intercessory prayer.
3) INVOLVEMENT: A mission-minded, informed, interceding church must also become an involved church. This includes corporate involvement of the church by such things as missions conferences and missions budgets. It particularly includes personal involvement of individuals in the church body. To reach the still unreached will require the personal involvement of the thousands who claim to be true followers of Christ.
— Doug Nichols, Missions Conference 2017 Speaker