Reaching the nations…right here in Missouri
As we see more foreign born and international students coming to Missouri, some of us respond with joy, some with frustration and some are simply perplexed. Read through this booklet and watch these videos to catch a glimpse of how God might have you respond. And, if you sense God is leading you or your church to become more involved in reaching the nations right here in Missouri, fill out this form so that we can rejoice and work alongside you.
The foreign born population is growing at a rapid rate, which means that as Missouri Baptists we have the opportunity to reach the nations right here in Missouri.
God has been preparing Ken McCune to work with the nations from the time that he was a child, and now he’s reaching the nations right here in Missouri.
o Barriers and Bridges (PDF): A handy guide to understanding some of the most prevalent non-Christian religions in the U.S., including those embraced by many immigrants, and how to avoid barriers to reaching them for Christ, through building effective bridges of witness.
o Reaching Hispanics in North America: A book written by Hispanics in the U.S. about Hispanics in the U.S. Reaching Hispanics in North America gives a broad understanding of the culture of, and diversity among, Hispanics in North America, and how best to partner with, evangelize, plant churches, and grow Hispanic congregations.
o Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration, and Missions by J.D. Payne: In rapidly increasing numbers western nations are experiencing growth of immigrants from other lands. Strangers Next Door shares insight into how the church should respond to this great opportunity for Kingdom growth.
o Ministering Cross Culturally: An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships: Explores the concept of being incarnational in ministering to those who are from other cultures. Understanding the basic concepts of differing values and worldview from one’s own is of paramount importance in ministering effectively across cultures.
o Church Growth International: Looking for simple, cost effective resources in reaching the nations? Church Growth International helps fill that need with resources in multiple languages that assist in sowing the gospel seed, maturing believers, planting churches, and training up new leaders within the church.
Multicultural Church Planting Documents
Affiliation Resolution Two
Church Incorporation – Constitution and Bylaws Manual
(Manual Para la Corporacion, Constitucion y Estatutos de las Iglesias)
Questions and Answers About Incorporation and Affiliation
(Preguntas y Respuestas Acerca de la Incorporacion y Afiliacion)
Baptist Faith & Message (Various Languages)