Dear School of Mission 2009,
I've created this site with notes on mission covering many different topics. They are the notes I use to teach the first year students at Mattersey Hall. I pray they will help you on your missions journey. They are not to long and quite easy to digest.
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This is an introduction to missions. What are the basics of mission? This lecture outlines the main scriptures which point to missions in the New Testament. If you print this off there are sections for you to fill in, which makes it interactive and helps you to think through your view on missions.
God's heart for the nations. Here are some statistics and food for thought.
This lecture covers the importance of evangelism in missions and that we must not forget the command to go into all the world and preach the gospel.
This lecture covers the importance of meeting the practical needs of those we minister to. The book of James talks about faith with action and the need to have compassion on the poor.
This is a two part lecture. One outlines the importance of partnership in mission. It talks about the need for churches, agencies and missionaries to co-operate in the task of mission. There is also an important part for a sending church to play in outworking of missions.
Part two talks about mission in the workplace. It is stated that 95% of Christians are in the workplace. It is important to understand that some Christians are not called to be an Ephesians 4:11 gifting but are infact God's ambassadors in the workplace and in their sphere of influence.
Is all about short-term missions. The good, the bad and the ugly. It talks about the way in which a team can be prepared to be a blessing and not a burden to a host.
In lecture 7 I cover the missionary strategy of Paul and how it relates to missions today.
In this lecture I talk about the call of God and your mission.
In this lecture we talk about Nehemiah and the way in which he operated can be a strategy for you to outwork your calling. The principles Nehemiah employed were incredible and we can learn so much from them.
God bless you,
Hope this helps.