Jake Mills the Missions and Outreach Pastor at Beltway Park Church in Abilene, Texas. Jake share Beltway Park Church’s unique approach to missions based on Romans 1:16 – “To the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.”
Today’s conversation is with Jake Mills, Missions and Outreach Pastor at Beltway Park Church in Abilene, Texas. One of the unique characteristics of Beltway Park’s missions efforts is an emphasis on taking the Gospel to the Jewish people both in Israel and around the world.
Jake shares that Beltway Park has always been committed to giving a percentage of their offerings directly to missions and then increasing that amount year over year. It doesn’t matter what that starting percentage is, set it aside, and then slowly raise that percentage annually and see who much of an impact that can make.
Jake also shares that it doesn’t matter if it’s Jewish evangelism or outreach to any other people group or nation, the best people to share the Gospel in a culture are people from that culture. This isn’t always easy, especially when dealing with unreached people groups. But once the opportunity presents itself to have Christians from inside that group reaching out to their own people, this transition must happen.
And finally, Jake reminds us that getting started in missions isn’t as difficult as we sometimes make it. But we still need to take a step back and be practical. Look at the budget and set aside the funds to be used. After that, take action. Get a team together, find a partnership you trust, and get to work. The rest is just details.
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