One of our core values is esteeming the local church. That is why we come alongside parishes to assist them discover their place in frontier missions. But how?
In April I facilitated a Saturday workshop with the mission committee of Holy Cross Cathedral in Loganville, Georgia. We discussed topics such as the biblical basis for missions, a brief history of missions, the goal of mission, doing missions Anglicanly, contemporary issues in missions, and then we brainstormed and reflected upon all that was said. Most importantly, we ended our time seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance for Holy Cross as it refines its global mission focus. The following day (Sunday), I shared with the entire congregation about the extravagant and abundant outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Muslim peoples who have historically been completely closed to the Gospel.
Most of the AFM family is serving God in countries antagonistic to the Gospel, so unfortunately, their security concerns prohibit AFM from writing about their ministries in these monthly e-newsletters. But some of us in the AFM family remain here in the U.S., and in addition to supporting our cross-cultural workers overseas, some on our U.S. team also teach, preach, and facilitate workshops on missions so that every local church- regardless of size- can play its part in the Great Commission.
If you would like to invite an AFM speaker to your church to grow in global missions, click here. (Note: we also have speakers we cannot list on our website due to security concerns.)
At AFM, we believe that missions is best done by the church, through the church, and for the Christ of the Church. So whether you are just starting your church’s mission program from ground zero or feel that you need a minor tune up, AFM’s heart is to partner with your church in frontier missions.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
For the sake of those still waiting to hear the Gospel,
The Rev. Christopher Royer
Executive Director, AFM