Today’s guest is Brent Altman, the Director of Missions at Grace Family Church in Tampa, Florida. Brent shares why everything Grace Family does in missions is through the local church.
Brent Altman, the Director of Missions at Grace Family Church in Tampa, Florida, is committed to seeing the missions and outreach of Grace Family flowing through local church partners around the world. Brent shares some of the lessons he’s learned and the advice he believes can help churches move toward this focus.
First, working through local church partners takes time, but it’s well worth it. When you partner with local churches to support and strengthen the work they’re doing in their own context, great things happen.
Second, these partnerships require you to let go of some control. This isn’t easy for any of us to do. But we can’t expect these local church partners to be effective if we’re micromanaging them every step of the way.
And finally, find other missions pastors and churches who are seeking to work through local churches, and learn from them. The greatest teacher is someone else’s experience.
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