Trust that is Earned

  • Missionaries are called by God, but they are sent by fellowships of believers. Even the Apostle Paul was commissioned by the believers in Antioch.

    This all makes good sense. A WEC missionary is sustained in ministry by what God provides through the direct giving of churches and individual believers to that particular missionary. A fervent Christian who is living a life of service within his or her church fellowship, and beyond it, will naturally win the trust of others. Fellow believers want to pray for and get behind the ministry of someone they see using their gifts to the glory of God. Of course, having the confidence of others is no guarantee of ministry success. However, lack of that trust is fatal. WEC doesn't send missionaries who lack the confidence of their home church.

 
  • Naturally, an important part of the application process is finding out what a person's home fellowship says about them. What do the people who see you day in and day out say about your suitability for ministry?

    Missions is a team effort. For every missionary in service there needs to be a team of people on the home front praying, communicating, supporting and caring. And such teams are built by others seeing God at work in you and through you.

    Do others have confidence in you and your ministry? If you are serious about going overseas, ask mature Christians who know you what they think about your suitability.

     

     

     

     

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  • For every missionary in service there needs to be a team of people on the home front praying, communicating, supporting and caring.