What Is Fully Integrated Missions Ministry?

Nathan Nelson is the Pastor of Mission & Outreach at Bethany Community Church in Seattle, Washington. He joins us to discuss why it’s important for churches to see local and global outreach as one focus working together.

This week’s episode is with Nathan Nelson, the Pastor of Mission & Outreach at Bethany Community Church in Seattle, Washington. Nathan is also a contributor to Re-Imagining Short-Term Missions, where he shares his insight into why partnership in missions is a better way. Nathan joins us to discuss how integrating missions locally and globally that takes into account the strengths of our missions partners creates a healthier, long-lasting approach to missions and outreach.

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First, the issue of poverty is complex and doesn’t have simple solutions. Rather than expecting quick fixes and programmatic responses, we need patience to make lasting improvement over time.

Second, the issues people face on the other side of the world are the same issues that we face in our own communities. Having a strategy that takes this into account will result in a more healthy, integrated ministry.

And finally, take a step back and look at your global partners to see what they’re doing well, and then find ways to learn from them. There is so much wisdom around us if we are open to it.

Learn more about Re-Imagining Short-Term Missions, HERE.

Learn more about Bethany Community Church, HERE.

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