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How to Be an Effective Sending Church

A People For His Name: A Church-Based Missions Strategy
By Paul A. Beals

http://missionbooks.org/products/detail/a-people-for-his-name
http://missionbooks.org
In world missions, the author proposes, the local church is the biblical sending group of people through which missionaries serve. The author places emphasis upon the practical outworking of the mission responsibilities of the local church as well as its relationship to mission agencies, missionary personnel, and Christian schools.

Committed Communities: Fresh Streams for World Missions
By Charles Mellis

http://missionbooks.org/products/detail/committed-communities
http://missionbooks.org
This is a brilliantly written exploration of the community's role in worldwide mission, reviewing the history of how the church has functioned in fulfilling the Great Commission for the last two thousand years.

Faith Promise: Why and How?
By Norman Lewis

http://www.amazon.com/Faith-Promise-Why-Norman-Lewis/dp/B000KOSOFY
http://www.amazon.com
"Any pastor could read this book and then launch the Faith Promise system in his church without the help of anyone else. I would say most emphatically to my fellow pastors: Read this book, study this book, put the principles of this book into practice and the missionary work of your church will be revolutionised." - Paul Smith, Peoples Church, Toronto, Canada

FRIEND RAISING: Building a Missionary Support Team that Lasts
By Betty Barnett

http://www.ywampublishing.com/p-257-friend-raising-building-a-missionary-support-team-that-lasts.aspx
http://www.ywampublishing.com
Many, after having responded to God's call to missionary service have struggled unsuccessfully to raise and maintain support.

Strong, godly relationships are the pillars of lasting support raising. Discover the friendship principles that are uniting thousands of missionaries and senders in their work for God's kingdom: bearing one another's burdens, mutual love and sharing, generosity, communication, prayer with promises. This book is available in printed, downloadable, and DVD edition. It is also translated into English and Spanish languages.

Furlough: Out of the Frying Pan
By Bill Keyes

http://www.bookworld.com.au/book/furlough-out-of-the-frying-pan/6256023
http://www.bookworld.com.au
This book explains how your church can make the furlough experience positive for your missionary families.

God's Simple Plan for His Church - and Your Place In It
By Nate Krupp

http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Simple-Plan-His-Church/dp/1929451121
http://www.amazon.com
God is getting His church ready for a revival, a great in-gathering of the harvest and end-time persecution. The purpose of this book is to show that the Great Commission can be fulfilled very quickly by a multiplication of simple house churches. Jim Montgomery of DAWN Ministries notes, "If the church will look at this simple description of what the New Testament church looked like, we truly can see the Great Commission fulfilled in our time."

Mission is for Every Church
Edited by Jojo Manzano

http://books.google.com.ph/books/about/Mission_is_for_Every_Church.html?id=Qu9QAAAACAAJ&redir_esc=y
http://books.google.com
"This is an excellent resource which ca be used for missionary education in the local church, among Christian fellowships on campus, in offices and in the home. Its content is biblically based. It is balanced, practical and realistic, as well as comprehensive in scope." - Rodrigo Tano, President, Alliance Biblical Seminary, Philippines

Mission on the Move in the Local Church: Promoting-Supporting Missions-Caring About the Missionary Paperback – January 1, 1989
By Marjorie And Carl Blackburn, et al

http://www.amazon.com/Mission-Move-Local-Church-Promoting-Supporting/dp/B003X6DASM
http://www.amazon.com

Missionary Training Set
http://missionarytraining.org/main/resource.htm
http://missionarytraining.org
The Missionary Training Set has 9 booklets: The Missionary Training Guide, Unreached Peoples of the World, The Missionary Team, How to Make Disciples in Other Cultures, How to Learn Another Language, The Effective Sending Church, Tentmaking Missionaries, Evangelizing Muslims, Evangelizing Hindus and Buddhists.

People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support Paperback
By William P. Dillon and William Paul. Dillon

http://www.amazon.com/People-Raising-Practical-Guide-Support/dp/0802464475
http://www.amazon.com
Too often, the desire to accomplish ministry is squashed under the fear and perceived burden of raising the necessary funds. Break through that perception into a reality where you reach out and effectively develop relationships that quickly allow you to reach your personal or organizational funding and prayer support goals. With this new and expanded version of People Raising as your guide, it is possible! Veteran ministry leader, William Dillon, takes you through the basics of developing a philosophy and correct attitude toward fundraising, right through the necessary practical skills and techniques to do it confidently. This tried and proven manual has been updated to include new sections on social media, coaching, mastering six critical support raising skills, and confronting the "Fear Factor". It's a highly practical guide that provides the well-honed tools you need to finance the ministry to which God has called you. So if you are looking for a strategic action plan that will reduce the time involved to raise funds and will leave you feeling hopeful and confident, People Raising is for you!

Qualities of Good Sending Churches (PDF)
By C. Philip Slate

http://www.mrnet.org/system/files/library/qualities_of_good_sending_churches.pdf

Re-Entry: Making the Transition From Missions to Life at Home
http://www.ywampublishing.com/p-256-re-entry-making-the-transition-from-missions-to-life-at-home.aspx
http://www.ywampublishing.com
Essential teaching for every short- and long-term outreach participant and every church and mission agency that sends them. Peter Jordan's vital, insightful teaching on the challenges and opportunities that await returning missionaries makes this essential reading for everyone involved in missions. A missions "must-read"!

Sending Church
http://bbfimissions.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=32:sending-church&Itemid=616
http://bbfimissions.com
Every church can become a sending church. On this page are suggestions that will help your church be an effective Sending Church.

Serving As Senders
By Neal Pirolo

http://www.amazon.com/Serving-As-Senders-Missionaries-Preparing/dp/1880185008
http://www.amazon.com
Serving As Senders: How to Care for Your Missionaries While They are Preparing to Go, While They are on the Field and When They Return Home. The title says it all! A missionary needs care in at least six areas: Moral Support, Logistics Support, Financial Support, Prayer Support, Communication Support, and Reentry Support. This book gives scores of practical ideas in how a team can provide the necessary care for a missionary. Chapter One tells "when" and "why" a missionary needs care. Chapters Two through Seven deal with each of the six areas of care. Chapter Eight brings it back to the individual's involvement in caregiving. A Study Guide for groups is included.

Serving As Senders-Today
How to Care for Your Missionaries
By Neal Pirolo

http://www.eri.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=37&Itemid=27
http://www.eri.org
In the twenty years of Serving As Senders sharing the principles of member care on a personal/relational level, all reports indicate that hundreds of thousands of missionaries and caregivers have benefitted. With that book in twenty languages, the message of member care has circled the globe!

Serving As Senders ~Today has clarified and enhanced the basic principles. Exciting stories of how to apply the principles to local situations have been added.

Dr. George Verwer says, “This book and Neal Pirolo came into my life like a tornado from Heaven. I felt then (and still do) that this book has one of the most needed messages for the church. Sending missionaries is one of the most important tasks of the church and this book will help you do that right.”

Paul, the Apostle, a missionary of the First Century, wrote a Letter to those who were faithfully supporting him. He called them “Partners in the Gospel.” This book will teach you how you can become a partner with your missionary friends while they are preparing to go, while they are on the field and when they return home. You will be amazed at how active you can be in missions. Serving As Senders~Today is formatted for group study. The individual assignments and a Group Study Guide are incorporated into the book.

The Effective Sending Church
http://missionarytraining.org
How can a local church be effective in sending missionaries? This booklet provides practical guidelines in the following areas: leadership of the sending church; establishing a missionary action group; prayer mobilization; vision and planning; education in mission; missionary training and team formation; financial support; sending, care and supervision of missionaries; cooperating with other churches and organizations, and; relationship with missionary agencies.

The Effective Sending Church (PDF)
http://cybermissions.org/icafe/cd/icafe%20manual/ministry/MTS/The%20Effective%20Sending%20Church.pdf
http://cybermissions.org
This PDF booklet is part 7 of the Missionary Training Series. How can a local church be effective in sending missionaries? This booklet provides practical guidelines in the following areas: leadership of the sending church; establishing a missionary action group; prayer mobilization; vision and planning; education in mission; missionary training and team formation; financial support; sending, care and supervision of missionaries; cooperating with other churches and organizations, and; relationship with missionary agencies.

The Home Front Handbook: How to Support Missions Behind the Lines
By Woodrow Micahel Kroll

http://www.amazon.com/The-Home-Front-Handbook-Missions/dp/0847408957
http://www.amazon.com
This booklet gives ten ways you can be a missionary in your community and support the missionaries overseas.

The Mission of the Church in the World: A Biblical Theology
By Roger E. Hedlund

http://www.amazon.com/The-Mission-Church-World-Biblical/dp/0801043492
http://www.amazon.com
A missionary to India presents a fresh, Asian perspective on what the work of the church is about. This is a book about the Bible and missions written from the standpoint of Christians standing toe-to-toe with followers of other faiths. Its solid biblical exegesis, unquestionable evangelical stance, and its magnificent obsession to reach the unreached makes this book a must for missionary thinkers.


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