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Sojourn Church: Our Journey to Become a Sending Church

For many, a sending church is an integral relationship offering accountability, support and a covering of prayer.

But what if your church has never sent anyone out? Or what if the others they have sent are not like you? 

Nathan Garth of Sojourn Church in Louisville, Kentucky shares his church's journey to become a sending church on imb.org. Garth gives 4 key points and some closing takeaways that each church should strive to implement or consider as they start the journey of sending members of their congregation around the world intentionally for the spread of the gospel. 

Garth's key points to know or do are: 

  1. Our Story is our Own
  2. Build Missionary Identity into the DNA of the Church
  3. Create a Sending Culture
  4. Make a Plan before You Get Busy in Missions

His parting Advice?

  • Have a point person
  • Be a good learner
  • Ask what your church has to offer. 

Missions is not a program or activity of the church. It’s an identity. - Larry McCrary, The Upstream Collective

It is never too early to start the conversation with your church about how you want to use your vocation intentionally to make Jesus known. 

 

To read Garth's full article on imb.org, please click the button below. 

 

 

Nathan Garth is the lead international missions pastor at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky. You can find him on Twitter @Nathan_Garth.

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