A church should be willing to affirm an individual’s desire to do overseas missions when they are confident that the person:
Generally speaking, no.
How should a biblical understanding of conversion impact our evangelism? A biblical understanding of conversion should lead us to:
The Bible teaches that our love for the gospel is verified in part by our love for supporting gospel work beyond the sphere of our own church (see 3 John). Therefore, we should discipline ourselves to give faithfully to advance gospel work beyond our local church. With that in mind, here are a few ideas that might be worth considering.
Churches have limited resources. This means that churches will have to make tough decisions about who to support, and how much. To help think through those tough decisions, here are some factors to consider:
Here are three of our favorite introductions to the topic of missions: