Presentation on theme: "MISSION OPPORTUNITIES SHORT TERM EMPOWERING THE FOUND IN REACHING THE LOST."— Presentation transcript:
MISSION OPPORTUNITIES SHORT TERM EMPOWERING THE FOUND IN REACHING THE LOST
MISSION STATEMENT MOST Ministries is Committed to Impacting the World for Jesus Christ, through Short Term Missions, by Empowering the Found in Reaching the Lost.
WHO WE ARE Michigan 501C3 Christian Non-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the LCMS Covenant Member of the U.S. Standards of Excellence in STMs (SOE) Sending mission teams since 1989 Partners of missionaries and churches in 40 countries
CORE VALUES OF MOST MINISTRIES Gospel Centered Field Driven Empowering Relationships Servanthood Excellence
WHAT WE DO Provide GOER opportunities 30 International mission trips 5 Domestic mission trips Provide SENDER opportunities Individual and Group volunteer, prayer, and financial support activities
GOER ACTIVITIES – TYPES OF TEAMS Organizational / Congregational Teams Individual Teams
GOER ACTIVITIES – PROJECTS Medical / Dental Eyeglasses Construction / VBS English Teaching Depression Awareness/ Suicide Prevention Hospice Training Health & Hygiene Education Music & Puppet Ministry Prayer Walking Mens Ministry Womens Ministry Youth Ministry Clean Water Sewing Ministry Police Ministry HIV / AIDS Education Divorce Recovery Training for Group Leaders Sports Ministry Evangelism / Home visits
GOER ACTIVITIES – TEAM PROCESS Professional consultation and matching of groups: ̶ Gifts ̶ Skills ̶ Interests ̶ Dynamics of team ̶ Availability with identified, strategic project requests from missionaries and national churches Team Liaison Empowered Team Members / Team Helpers Team Leader Team Training ̶ Spiritual ̶ Cultural ̶ Logistical ̶ Team Building ̶ Fundraising ̶ Reentry
GOER ACTIVITIES – OPEN TEAMS ? Full Team Schedule: www.mostministries.org
SENDER ACTIVITIES – PARTNERS PROGRAM Prayer Partners ̶ Partner with a specific mission team to provide prayer support before, during and after the mission trip. Evangelism Partners ̶ Make items to be used at witnessing tools for mission teams, such as bracelets, necklaces, finger puppets and quilts. Mentor Partners ̶ Use your mission team experience to help other first-timers by serving as a Mentor to an individual or team. Financial Partners ̶ Partner with MOST Ministries to send more short term missionaries into the field by giving a financial donation. Project Partners ̶ Partner with a project that is dear to your heart by providing supplies needed for that particular project, such as collecting eyeglasses, providing bio-sand water filters, or Bibles and curriculum for Bible-based English camps
SENDER ACTIVITIES – AMBASSADOR PROGRAM Prayer Ambassadors ̶ Support missionaries, mission teams and MOST Ministries through daily prayer support via a monthly prayer calendar Exhibitor Ambassadors ̶ Staff exhibit tables at mission conferences and fairs Presentation Ambassadors ̶ Seek out opportunities and give presentations about MOST Ministries to churches, small groups, schools, friends, civic and other organizations
SENDER ACTIVITIES – GETTING INVOLVED Volunteer in the MOST Ministries office. Tell others about MOST Ministries. Invite someone to serve on a mission team with you. Host a MOST Ministries presentation.