I’m so thankful many Christians are becoming more missionally minded. This week alone, I’ve had people ask me (or our church) to support:
- A group that hands out hotdogs to the homeless.
- A group building homes in Honduras.
- A local ministry that helps drug addicts get jobs.
- A few guys building long lasting pumps to help get drinking water to people without it.
- A girl ministering in an orphanage in Mexico.
- A Christian radio station.
Each ministry is led by passionate believers hoping to make a difference. I’m sincerely thankful for each one.
But sadly, none of these ministries were an extension of any church. In fact, when I asked each one what church they were involved with, several didn’t have a church home.
Instead of branching off to do a new and separate ministry, I love when ministries are supported by a church.
A ministry sent from a church has some built in advantages that include:
- Potentially better financial support.
- Engagement of people from the church.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’d love to see the church more involved in creating, blessing, and sending great ministries than seeing them birthed outside of the church.