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  1. Missions Kickoff!!

  2. STRATEGY

  3. Why go? Mid East & 10/40 Window 10/40 Window:geographical area reaching from N. Africa  Middle East  Asia

  4. The Middle East

  5. Assessment: Long Term Cultural/linguistic spheres of the Islamic world: “broad brush strokes” High-density Muslim areas Turkic Persian Arab

  6. WHAT IS CHRISTIAN MISSIONS?

  7. God’s Heart for the Nations Matthew 28:19-20 The Great Commission Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

  8. God’s Heart for the Nations Revelation 7:9-10 A Multitude from the Great Tribulation After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

  9. Paul’s Missionary Method BUILDING THE FOUNDATION RIGHT

  10. Paul’s Missionary Method • Church Planting (Acts 13,14) • Church Strengthening (Acts 15:39-21:16) • Leadership Development (Titus; 1&2 Tim)

  11. Marks of a Planted Church • Self-governing (Tit 1:5) • Self-sustaining (2 Cor 8:13-15) • Self-reproducing (2 Tim 2:2)

  12. Paul’s Missionary Goal Romans 15:20-21 And so I have made it my aimto preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man’s foundation, but as it is written: “To whom He was not announced, they shall see; And those who have not heard shall understand.”

  13. Biblical Definition of Missions • English “Mission” from Latin mittere, “to send” • Acts 13 • v. 3 - avpolu,wrelease, set free; send away; send off; divorce; • v. 4 - evkpe,mpwsend out; send off or away • Biblical missions can be defined as engaging in a church planting movement in a cross cultural and/or cross language setting

  14. Biblical qualifications of a missionary • Pastoral qualifications of 1 Tim 3, Titus 1 • Additional skill sets/gifts: • Cross-cultural people skills • Language abilities • Visionary/strategic thinker • Fortitude/flexibility

  15. Compass Missions Distinctives • We send qualified, equipped teams proven in local ministry (missionary qualified) • We fulfill the Great Commission with urgency (short-cycle church planting) • We are strategic in our investments (focus on major urban areas) • We focus on least reached fields (<2% evangelical)

  16. Compass Missionary Development Phase I: MINISTRY QUALIFICATION (0 -1 years) Candidate criteria: • Faithful, humble service in a Compass ministry • PARTNERS • Local cross-cultural initiative/experience • Proven competency in a teaching/shepherding role

  17. Compass Missionary Development Phase II: MISSIONS QUALIFICATION (1-3+ years) Candidate criteria: • Propose country/regional missions vision • Complete gap analysis of missionary skill set • Compose plan for acquiring needed skill sets • Theology • Local ministry • Cross-cultural • Language

  18. Compass Missionary Development Phase II: MISSIONS QUALIFICATION (1-3+ years) Candidate criteria (cont.): • Team raising/building plan and execution • Church planting/Missions training • Logistics • Mission evaluation process • Finance and administration, furlough, etc. • Communication and field support

  19. Compass Missionary Development PHASE III: COMMISSIONING • Approval of 2-3 year mission Draft

  20. Missions Support Goals Awareness Involvement Missionary Care