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Working yourself out of a job
by Ryan Jespersen on June 10, 2015 in great commandment
It may come in a meeting, time alone in your office, casual conversation … it’s the thought that if you, as a pastor or church staffer, help lead your church down the road to truly reaching your community you may no longer be the right person to lead, due to demographics, age or some other factor. The church called you because you reflected the church, but now that the church is changing will you need to bow out? What will this mean to your family, your career and the rest of your ministry?
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Urban areas are growing. They are growing faster than any other area in our world. People in urban areas desperately need Jesus in their lives. Maybe you feel called to go as part of a volunteer impact team that works in an urban area once or twice a week. Learn more…
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Hope 1:8 Experience
We have created a resource called the “HOPE 1:8 Experience” to take the focus of Acts 1:8 to our churches around the state. The purpose of the HOPE 1:8 Experience is to help you evaluate the people, resources, gifts, skills and passions that God has placed inside your church. Click here to learn more.
Church-Based Mission Sending
Church-based Mission Sending offers churches who have a desire to directly support missionaries an opportunity to do so. These missionaries are sent from churches or a group of churches to the mission field, but are provided limited financial support. The Hope 1:8 missionaries network gives our missionaries the ability to raise both funds and prayer supporters. Click here to learn more.
Texas Baptists Missionaries
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Short Term Texas Mission Trips
These short term trips are here to introduce missions to those of you who are still a little unsure of where to start. Don’t worry, we all learned how to crawl before we walked. And how to walk before we ran. Click here for a list of opportunities.