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Isn't it great that corporate America is paying for your mission?"

We're entering a new era for the church. The long road back of the US economy will challenge the purely donor driven model of ministry and support raising. 


With it brings a long overdue look at how we operate. New ideas will be accelerated, our creativity challenged and our perspective forever changed. .


In the end, I think it will result in a new kind of missionary. Not one defined by geography but someone who see's their sphere of influence at work as a God designed world of opportunity.


And I think there's nothing sweeter than hearing that message through the largest marketing channel into the body of Christ, the pulpit.


This weekend a pastor of a influential church here in Dallas nailed it on the head. He said “Isn't it great that corporate America is paying for your mission?"


They say that it typically it takes 18 months to raise the money to fund a missionary to go overseas. Isn't it great that you don't have to wait that long?


So make the most out of it. Corporate America is paying your way, and even opening doors of opportunity to make a difference right where you are.

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posted by Justin Forman | 9.15.2010 - 7:45 AM

2 Comments:

So Justin, you're saying that we don't have to wait -- to raise money and support to go on a mission, but to start one right where you are?

That's a great approach. I know lots of people who pine for 'meaning' and 'purpose' when they aren't even looking around them for the obvious.
commented by OpenID redletterbelievers, 7:52 AM  

While the Lord said "Go and preach the gospel," we often forget you don't have to go very far. We all have a mission field; some are called to far flung places and others are called closer to home. Thank you for reminding us that we have an opportunity to make an impact for God right here on the corporate mission field, no shots required!

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