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1 NINE STRATEGIES

2 CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Strategy #1: Disciple Deeply

3 Pray for new believers to become mature Christians, to learn the Word and allow it to shape their lives. Pray Christians will have access to discipleship materials in their heart language and fellowship with other believers. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Pray

4 Read Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility, by Duane Elmer. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Grow

5 Give to the “Bible for Every Believer” fund to provide a Bible for just $5.00 to help a new believer be grounded in the truth. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Give

6 CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Strategy #2: Embrace All

7 Pray for those who live in the 10/40 Window, home to many of the world’s unreached people groups. Pray for churches and individual Christians to be welcoming and hospitable to refugees relocating to their communities. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Pray

8 Read Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate, by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang. Read Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible, by M. Daniel Carroll R. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Grow

9 Find ways to build bridges with internationals in your community. Identify one or more practical ways to live out the biblical truth that we are blessed so we can, in turn, bless others. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Give

10 CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Strategy #3: Engage Urban

11 Pray for Free Methodist church planting efforts in urban areas. Pray for urban dwellers as they face challenges inherent to most large urban areas. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Pray

12 Read Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, White – Who’s More Precious in God’s Sight? A call for diversity in Christian missions and ministry, by Leroy Barber with Velma Maia Thomas. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Grow

13 Invest in ministries to strategic cities through Country Support Accounts. Participate in community events. Learn about your city and be a contributing part of it. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Give

14 CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Strategy #4: Develop Leaders

15 Pray for leadership development methods being used throughout the worldwide Free Methodist Church. Pray for the development of new means of multiplying well-trained, godly, effective leaders. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Pray

16 Read Just Courage: God's Great Expedition for the Restless Christian, by Gary A. Haugen. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Grow

17 Invest in the worldwide development of godly, effective Free Methodist leaders through Country Support Accounts. Give to International Child Care Ministries’ “Emerging Leaders Scholarship Fund.” Provide practical assistance to help your pastor and other church leaders participate in cross-cultural ministry, whether local or global. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Give

18 CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Strategy #5: Multiply Ministries

19 Pray for strategic Community Church Planting efforts around the world. Pray for church planting trainers and those they train. Pray for the world’s many villages and towns that have no churches. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Pray

20 Read Being the Church in a Multi-Ethnic Community: Why It Matters and How It Works, by Gary L. McIntosh and Alan McMahan. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Grow

21 Give to Community Church Planting efforts. Invest time, talents and resources to help local ministries and charity organizations grow stronger and multiply. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Give

22 CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Strategy #6: Partner Strong

23 Pray for the Free Methodist Church and other Christian organizations partnering with local churches to respond to spiritual and physical needs of people around the world. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Pray

24 Read Western Christians in Global Mission: What’s the Role of the North American Church, by Paul Borthwick. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Grow

25 Partner with Free Methodist missionaries as they work alongside the national church and as they pioneer work in unreached places. Support FMWM partners such as International Child Care Ministries, the Set Free Movement or SEED, as well as affiliate partner groups. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Give

26 CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Strategy #7: Cultivate Health

27 Use FMWM resources to help your church be a praying church. Weekly Missions Hotline prayer update FMWM quarterly magazine prayer calendar Ministry Prayer Directory Missionary bulletin inserts and prayer cards CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Pray

28 Use “Evaluating Our Missions Heart” to discover how you might grow in missions effectiveness globally and locally. Read When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Grow

29 Identify ways to practice generosity by investing in global ministry. As soon as you wake up in the morning, reflect on five blessings in your life. Develop a grateful heart by thanking God for each one. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Give

30 CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Strategy #8: Honor Fruitfulness

31 Pray believers and churches will remain in Jesus, the vine, so they are able to bear fruit. Pray Christians will have increased spiritual vitality that will bring renewal to the Church. Pray effective methods are found and used to reach many for God’s kingdom. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Pray

32 Read Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships that All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward, by Henry Cloud. Share stories of kingdom fruitfulness with your congregation. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Grow

33 Support the work of international leaders, churches and ministries through Country Support Accounts. As you hear or read missionary stories of kingdom fruitfulness, write a personal note to the missionary, rejoicing with them in what God has done. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Give

34 CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Strategy #9: Go Global

35 Pray regularly for the missionaries you support. Pray for unity and the Holy Spirit’s power as Christians across the globe seek to live out the Great Commission. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Pray

36 Read Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission, by J.D. Payne. To send well-prepared short-term ministry teams, contact VISA Ministries for training opportunities. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Grow

37 Commit to support a missionary financially, in prayer and by building an ongoing relationship. Plan a vacation with a purpose, such as well drilling, planting trees or construction. Contact Free Methodist World Missions to learn about short- or long-term service. CONNECT WITH GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD Give


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