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5 Missions Discipleship Essentials

In developing a healthy and balanced church Missions Discipleship ministry that prepares church members to be SENT on mission throughout the world, 5 Essential components need to be considered.  Integrating the 5 Essentials into the ministry of a local congregation is not difficult and can be creatively approached by any size church.  The Missions Discipleship Group is prepared to assist churches with strengthening their existing missions ministries.  A full description of the 5 Essentials is listed below.

Missions Educating
Missions educating is learning and doing in Jesus name. It is learning about missionaries of the past and present. Through missions education Christians become followers of His power in words and in deeds. morebutton

Missions Praying
Missions praying is praying with purpose and in specifics. It is praying with faith in the Father for His will. It is praying and expecting an answer. When Christians pray for rain, they are already holding the umbrella. It is praying for local missions, national missions and international missions and for missionaries serving throughout the world. Missions praying is also knowing a Christian’s personal life can affect their prayer life.

Matthew 21:22 (NASB), Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB), Mark 11:24 (NASB), 1 Peter 3:7 (NASB)   

Missions Participating
Missions participation is doing the work of the church. The work of the church is done outside the walls of the church. Inside the church believers learn from leadership about ministry and service. (Eph 4:11-12). Missions participation is applying what is learned through missions education to actually getting hands dirty and feet wet on the mission field: Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, or anywhere else in the world where the Father sends. Living SENT is the standard for all disciples.

Matthew 28:19-20 (NASB), Acts 1:8 (NASB), Luke 10: 2-3 (ESV), 3 John 1:5-8 (NASB)  

Missions Sharing
Missions sharing is the Christian learning to tell their testimony to a lost and dying world. It is allowing the world to see the difference Christ makes in a believer’s life. A responsible follower of Christ shares a living hope while on mission for the Father. And that is ALL the time!

Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8

Missions Giving
Missions giving undergirds missions participation (2 Cor. 8:1-5) (Phil 4:14-17) (Malachi 3:8-10). Funding for missions is directed to individual church’s mission activities and towards cooperative missions efforts.  Examples of cooperative giving include the Cooperative Program, state, national and international mission offerings, disaster relief, and more.  All giving must be done with the right attitude; cheerfully not begrudgingly (2 Cor. 9:6-7)

Matthew 23:23-24 (NASB), 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 (NASB) 

CA Women's Ministry & Missions

CA Women’s Ministry & Missions is committed to provide relevant, up-to date resources to equip all women to embrace the Great Commission and be California Sent. CA Women’s Ministry & Missions speaks directly to, and provides resources addressing four areas central to a woman’s life—community, life, world, and heart and soul. CA Women’s Ministry & Missions seeks to meet a diverse audience with diverse resources to reach our diverse state for the gospel. Visit our page to check out resources, events, training opportunities you fulfill your mission as a follower of Christ.

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California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries

California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries is Christian love in action by meeting urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations. Disaster relief is meeting those needs with loving care and appropriate care in a timely response. California Southern Baptist disaster relief efforts are coordinated through the Baptist's Men's Ministries Specialist, while national efforts are coordinated through North American Mission Board (NAMB).

With 4,000 volunteers now trained, California Disaster Relief is prepared to respond to disasters in California or anywhere in the world.  For more information about being a part of this dynamic ministry, please click visit www.csbdrm.com.

Financial Matters

Stewardship is at the heart of every growing Christian and every growing church.  It is also one of the most neglected comprehensive teachings in the church today. Every healthy church needs a balanced stewardship ministry.

The Financial Matters page provides stewardship information and training ranging from personal finances to church budgets. Webinars are available dealing with many areas of stewardship including government tax issues, treasurer training, as well as retirement planning for ministers and paid staff. There are also links to help determine compensation for all paid church staff.

A great resource for churches is the personalized consultations available with Rod Wiltrout and other stewardship specialists.  These ministry leaders are ready to assist your congregation in strengthening and developing the stewardship ministries of your church.

The Missions Discipleship Group is committed to helping churches advance missions discipleship through educating, praying, participating, sharing and giving.

Rod Wiltrout 2014 Don Hargis
Eva DeLaRosa Mike McCullough 2014



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