Unexpectedly Leading Missions

Laurel Fishbook is the Director of Missions at Christ the King Church in Bellingham, Washington. Laurel joins us to discuss her unique route to becoming Director of Missions and what’s she’s learned along the way.

Laurel Fishbook has worn a lot of hats at over the years at Christ the King Church in Bellingham, Washington – most recently as Director of Missions. One of Christ the King’s primary values is being outward focused, and to see every person who attends involved in missions and outreach. Laurel shares how she became Director of Missions and how she’s helped transition the church to a different model of outreach.

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First, be willing to change. Just because something has worked for years doesn’t mean it’s the right way to keep doing things in the future. These changes may breathe new life into your missions ministry.

Second, serving in missions can grow someone’s heart for missions. Laurel always understood how important missions is, but didn’t really become passionate about it until she began leading this ministry. The same thing can happen for anyone in our churches.

And finally, the end goal of all of this should be relationships. Our missionaries and those serving in outreach need to know they’re loved and cared for. Anything we can do to deepen those relationships is critical to their health and the health of our outreach ministries.

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Welcome to The Missions Pastor Podcast, presented by OneChild. OneChild is a global community of Child Champions that serves children in poverty so they can discover hope and reach their God-given potential. We believe that the local church has the message of Hope that the world desperately needs to hear. And in every episode, we highlight churches, pastors, and ministries who are working to bring that HOPE to hard places.

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