Doug Christgau

Rev., Global Ambassador - MedSend

In Person

Why Missionaries Need a Sending Church

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building ED 216/217
  • November 11 2023 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Getting to the mission field is a complex process. The decisions required are truly life changing. Once on the field, the attrition rate is high. The adjustments for many are enormous. Getting to the field and staying on the field are strengthened immensely by a healthy sending church. However, a sending church can't simply be found in the final months before departure. Discover how to make finding a local church a part of missionary preparation that is both enjoyable and extremely helpful. You don't have to go it alone, before you leave or once you arrive!

The Biblical model for sending missionaries is through the local church. See Acts 13 concerning the church at Antioch. For a variety of reasons many with long term missions interest don't build a relationship with a sending church. This can lead to lack of prayer support, financial support and counsel when the missionary is on the field.