Pt 3 - Spring 09 Training - Every Christian A World Christian


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Pt 3 - Spring 09 Training - Every Christian A World Christian

  1. 1. Every Christian a World Christian Roy Yabuki Much Borrowed from Search 3 at
  2. 2. So How Does Missions Relate to You? • I’m glad someone went… • Keep on doing what you do… • Not for me… • Not gifted in that area… My spiritual gift is… • I am called to a career in …. Missions is for someone else…
  3. 3. Missions is OUR Purpose If the primary purpose or goal of God for the world, the redemption of all nations, then it must be cultivated as the primary purpose of every one of his followers. You are especially equipped to touch people from other cultures because you… – Already know how to cross cultures – Are maybe from or are near to an unreached culture already and know how to operate in it – Can go to other cultures that other Christians can’t
  4. 4. Five Habits in Becoming a World Christian • Going • Praying • Sending • Welcoming • Mobilizing
  5. 5. Going ―The calling of the missionary to the heathen is a glorious high calling. He who thinks himself above it, ought not to call himself a follower of Christ‖ – Samuel Mills, 1806
  6. 6. Going A definition of the goer is the person physically present, laboring cross- culturally on the mission field. (or something related to crossing cultures where gospel cannot be heard)
  7. 7. Going Exodus 3:7-12 7The LORD said, quot;I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.quot; 11 But Moses said to God, quot;Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?quot; 12 And God said, quot;I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you [a] will worship God on this mountain.quot; 13 Moses said to God, quot;Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' Then what shall I tell them?quot; 14 God said to Moses, quot;I am who I am . [b] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.' quot;
  8. 8. Going Questions • In Moses’ story, what was his focus in terms of why he can’t do it? • What are some things that you feel keep you from being involved with reaching the world right now? • What was God’s answer to Moses’ questions? • Share a time when you saw God work beyond expectations when you or someone else was faithful.
  9. 9. Praying quot;I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second. I now feel it would be truer to give prayer the first, second and third places and teaching the fourth.quot; - James O. Fraser
  10. 10. Praying • Prayer a Priority for Jesus & His Disciples – Luke 11:1 – Teach us to Pray – Matt 6:9-10 – . quot;This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven...quot; (Matt. 6:9-10).
  11. 11. Praying • Prayer to touch the world is a Priority for Jesus – Matthew 9:36-38 - quot;When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'quot;
  12. 12. Praying - Movements of Missions • Most movements and revivals began with a few people beginning to pray fervently and regularly – New York Prayer revival 1857 – Haystack 1806 – Moravians 1722
  13. 13. Praying • Why is prayer so important in touching the world, in ministry in general? • What was the focus of Jesus prayer? Where is your focus? • What is your prayer life like? What would it take to truly see a prayer movement in your heart of purposeful intercession for the nations that would spill out to your community? • What are some strategies for improving your prayer life in terms of quality and quantity? (Collect ideas)
  14. 14. Sending quot;Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give.quot; - David Livingstone quot;And how can they preach unless they are sent?quot; (Rom. 10:15).
  15. 15. Sending • In our culture we think we are entitled to live at whatever standard matches our income. • Maybe when a Christian gets a raise or comes into unexpected financial gain, God intends that person to be a resource for someone else!
  16. 16. Different ways to send • Finances - the most obvious aspect of sending is giving of one's financial resources to support a missionary. • Logistics - A specialist in logistics deals with the practical side of sending. They deal with packing the missionary's goods, travel plans, cost and acquirement of items needed on the field. • Prayer coordination - The prayer coordinator can find specific prayer needs based on research, missionaries in the field and missions societies. They are also needed to enlist others in intercessory prayer for the team and organize prayer meetings. • Communications - It is their responsibility to open lines of communication to the team so that prayer requests and equipment and other needs are known. • Research - • Re-entry Coordinator – • Other ways?
  17. 17. Sending ―How different are World Christians from other Christians? In some ways, very little. They still spend much of their time doing day-to-day chores, filling their role in life (being a parent, spouse, friend), fulfilling the requirements of a job, fixing things around the house. They too work on character issues in their own life… But in other ways, they are very different. The World Christian uses his free time differently, keeping in mind a global perspective…He spends his finances wisely, freeing up more money for the global expansion of the kingdom. He always envisions how his ministry and activities can somehow result in eventually having an impact in the nations. Living a World Christian lifestyle as a sender doesn’t mean taking a vow of poverty – since poverty isn’t necessarily spiritual and wealth isn’t necessarily unspiritual. But being good stewards of money as we seek first the Kingdom of heaven is definitely a mark of a World Christian sender…the lifestyle of a globally significant sender isn’t mostly about money. It’s about character.‖
  18. 18. Becoming a Sender • What are some ways YOU can act as a sender? • Is there something keeping you from doing it now? • How will this habit change in the future? • What are some SPECIFIC practical ways YOU can be a sender right now?
  19. 19. Video About the Challenge
  20. 20. Video • What are the three ways to get involved based on the video? • Are there any unreached people groups in your country? Around you here? That you are deeply interested in? • How can you personally be involved in reaching an unreached people group?
  21. 21. Welcoming ―Would you mind buying me a study Bible for Christmas…that way I can read and understand?‖ -Saudi Arabian Student to my an American Christian
  22. 22. Welcoming • Who are “international people” or “alien” people for you? For your culture? In other words, who has God placed, where you are, to be reached by your and your friends? • How can you serve those people and reach out to them? • How can you help people here see the need for “welcoming?
  23. 23. Mobilizing ―The business of the recruiting officer may not blazon the pages of history but it wins battles.‖ – Thomas Richards, 1906
  24. 24. Mobilizing quot;Every Christian a World Christian and every World Christian a mobilizer.“ – Claude Hickman
  25. 25. Mobilizing Every great mobilizer thinks in terms of three areas: • Motivation – Why do we need to do reach people cross culturally based on God’s word? • Information – What information is available to pass on to others? • Attention – How do I follow up someone who God seems to be touching to be accountable in following through with what they feel?
  26. 26. Mobilizing • What is a mobilizer? • How can you act as a mobilizer? What are some ways to get people excited about missions? • Who are some people you know who need to be mobilized? • What are the three areas that good mobilize has to think in? • How can you specifically develop each those areas in your life?
  27. 27. Final thoughts & ??’s • Take a look at these five habits and ask these questions: – What habits can I major in while in this season of life and which should I minor in? – What habits are my strongest? – Which are my weakest? – What are some practical applications I can make regarding each habit to build them into my life?
  28. 28. Becoming a World Christian • What are your initial thoughts about the habits of a World Christian and which one do you feel you need to grow in? • What are some specific ways you can take to get from where you are to where you are proficient in all these areas of habit? • What are some questions you have concerning missions or being a World Christian?