Supporting missions is a top priority at ECCU. In an effort to continue fueling Christ-centered ministry worldwide, ECCU is proudly partnering with SRS to host an SRS Bootcamp at the ECCU campus in Southern California November 13, 14. It’s two days of excellent, biblical training in personal support raising that has helped nearly 10,000 ministry workers get to their ministry assignment quickly and fully funded.
The MLM is a place where it is not only safe but beneficial to let your guts hang out, to share triumphs and failures, fears and did-that-really-just-happen-in-my-partnership questions”. Because someone else here has experienced what you are going through and can speak life and pray healing or celebrate with you.
Slam-dunk, home run, hole-in-one, two-point conversion...yep we are describing the Wednesday afternoon Vineyard Missions Around-the-World Reception at July’s 2017 Vineyard National Conference: Together Leaning Outward. Wish you were there? Read about what happened, grab onto the momentum, and begin inviting people to join you in God’s mission like never before!
Earlier this week, our Coordinator of the Learning Community Team, Mark Walked shared about missions misconceptions. He says, “Missionary work is not easy. But sometimes we make missions look even more difficult for ourselves because of misconceptions about what missions is. When we fix our own misconceptions first, we may find ourselves much more fit for missions than we first thought.”
International missions. You might consider going, and then again, you might not.
If “we’ve got enough to do right around us,” as some have said, then why should we spend the energy and resources to go to a foreign place and spend so much money and learn a new language and culture? In fact, isn’t it a waste of resources to do so when there is such low-hanging fruit that is close by, where you already know the language and customs, and the Bible is already accessible? That’s a good question. A really good question.
I share this story from a place of extreme gratefulness to God…I had a traumatic experience flying as a young teenager, and it has left its mark on each of my flying experiences since. Two common themes for me in going was facing my fear of flying and leaving my children at home. As a parent of young kids, I have wrestled with having both my husband Jim and I leave the country together (on the same plane)! Both themes weave a web of fear that has kept me, at times, caught in its sticky threads. I’ll share the story of my trip to Ethiopia in March 2017.