Insight Series

Are you looking for effective ways to inform and inspire your people for missions on a regular basis? If you represent an organization or a network of churches, schools, or ministries, we have good news for you!

GIS offers you - at no cost - the Global Insight Series: scores of vignettes on vital, practical mission topics. Each article of approximately 250 words - pulled from the Global Impact Manual - will spark passion and motivation as we explore proven insights and ideas for one specific aspect of global outreach. Add the Insight Series to your publication / website and watch your constituents become more energized and equipped for global service.

How does this work? After you send the Agreement (see below), we send you a constant supply of these articles. You use the ones you want, and you can archive them for future reference.

What's next? Submit a signed hard copy of the Agreement (PDF) and we are on our way. Contact us with any questions.

Here are two samples:

Global Insight Series #5 Insights and Information For Your Mission To The Nations

YOUR MISSIONS LEAD TEAM: ONLY THE BEST

Choosing your leadership team is one of the most important missions decisions you will make. Don’t settle for a warm body: your greatest mission deserves your best people! Thank God for anyone with a passion for missions, but God help us to find committed, competent members. Write a job description and do thorough interviews. (If you sell this position too cheaply, you will get what you paid for…)

Where will you find the right people?

  • Ask God to help you with specific names. Take time to know them, to gauge their depth of interest.
  • Consider former / current missionaries in your church, or those who have gone on short-term trips.
  • Consider those God may be calling to missions or those you may be recruiting.
  • Consider those who respond to a public call for missions involvement.
  • Consider those who have adopted an international child or had cross-cultural exposure.
  • Teach missions lessons in adult classes: note who responds.
  • Hold occasional calls to special missions prayer: note who responds.
  • Approach those with specialized skills and generational connections you need on your team.

Even a small team of passionate, informed, empowered members can make a huge difference! (See the Global Impact Manual for more details.)

For additional ideas, resources, and services, contact GIS.
Mark Sigmon, Director
www.globalimpactservices.org

Global Insight Series #18 Insights and Information For Your Mission To The Nations

"MAP" OUT YOUR MISSIONARY CARE

"Missionary Care" is the consistent service to and partnership with your missionaries, to make them better servants and stronger people. Our frontline troops need a faithful team to stand with them: the better we serve them, the better they will serve our Commander-In-Chief.

Consider a “Missionary Adoption Program” (MAP) - a proven strategy to care for your missionaries through a shared effort by adult groups in your church. How does missionary adoption work?

  • Begin with one missionary for each group. Make a good demographic match.
  • Recruit good leadership: someone in each group to champion this ministry and involve others.
  • Find the real needs: know what will really help your missionary and what you should really do.

How can your group serve your adopted missionary? Contact them on birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and points in between. Develop a personal connection: ask specific questions about all of their life and ministry so you know them on all levels. Get and send up-to-date prayer items and praises. Send stuff they truly need and want: even small packages will lift their spirits. Maximize their furlough: refresh and reconnect them. Fund a project - one that goes beyond normal church support. Visit them on the field: when you have been there your relationship will rise to a whole new level. Encourage transparency and accountability on a deeper level. (See the Global Impact Manual for more details.)

For additional ideas, resources, and services, contact GIS.
Mark Sigmon, Director
www.globalimpactservices.org