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We now know that most of us will not be able to remember and celebrate Holy Week with the same traditions, gatherings, and events that we look forward to every year. Typically, many churches pray that God will use this week to draw people in so we can share with them the good news of God’s grace and salvation.
But this year, the church has left the building. And with this unexpected change, each of us has an opportunity to share the good news through our words and actions right where we are living.
Many churches are adapting to COVID-19. You’re meeting in smaller groups, worshipping online, and caring for your community. In this stressful and anxious time, it’s important to remember your missionaries too. Here’s what you need to know about missionaries overseas—and how your church can continue supporting and caring for them during the coronavirus pandemic.
What does loving your neighbor look like during this COVID-19 season? In Luke 10, when Jesus sends out the 72 to all the towns where Jesus himself was planning to visit in the near future, he tells them to do very practical, everyday things (eat and drink with them; pray for them; heal the sick; remain with them), all in the posture of one who is bringing the peace of God and proclaiming that the kingdom of God is near.
Are you looking for ideas to connect with your missionaries while they’re visiting your church?
Missionaries periodically leave the field and spend a few months in North America for Re-Connect. Formerly known as home service, Re-Connect is a focused time for missionaries to connect with churches in North America who are partnering with them in ministry.
How are your missionaries really doing? Missionaries need a strong support team in order to thrive in ministry—and you and your congregation play an important role.
Here are the top 10 questions to ask your missionary to check in on how they’re doing and to strengthen your partnership in God’s mission together.
Prayer is so important for ministry and our own relationships with God. Do your missionaries have people praying for them? Is your church regularly praying for them?