Amanda Brown, the Missions Pastor at Flatirons Community Church in Colorado, joins us to talk about how going deep with missions partners makes all the difference when it comes to lasting missions impact.
Today’s conversation is with Amanda Brown, the Missions Pastor at Flatirons Community Church in Colorado. The vision of Flatirons is to bring the awesome life of Christ to people in a lost and broken world, and Amanda’s passion is to see the church develop lasting relationships with their missions partners in order to see that happen.
Amanda reminds us that it’s critical not only to offer something to our missions partners around the world, but but that they have a great deal to offer to us as well. Partnership is built off of really leaning into each other’s strengths.
Amanda shares how that while COVID and lockdowns have forced Flatirons to get creative about how they cultivate relationships with missions partners, they’ve realized they can’t sit back and become dependent on ZOOM meetings and virtual missions trips. It’s time they start thinking about how to get face to face with their missions partners again, because you can’t replace the power of that type of connection.
And finally, when Flatiron’s chooses a missions partner, they do so based on shared values and passions, and then commit to long term relationship with them. Doing this makes it easier to extend grace to each other when things get hard or don’t work out as smoothly as they’d hoped. Relationships require commitment, so choosing the right partner in the first place is critical.
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