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Missionary Preparation: Distinguishing the Roles of Church and Agency

Missionary Preparation: Distinguishing the Roles of Church and Agency

Friday @ 8:30am

This workshop will highlight the special role of the local church in missionary preparation, and emphasize how important the partnership with sending agencies can be to maximize the world impact for any size church. Participants will be encouraged to think about these questions

  • What is the basis of the church’s role in missionary training?
  • What are the four universal building blocks that help to develop God’s people?
  • What are the characteristics of an effective missionary sending agency?

Steve welcomes this opportunity to be a catalytic resource for churches who want to move forward toward an intentional strategic relationship in global ministry.


Steve Beirn

Global Ministries Pastor
Calvary Church

Steve Beirn is the Global Ministries Pastor at Calvary Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, providing leadership in mobilizing the local church to recruit, prepare, send and sustain their members in cross-cultural ministry. Calvary Church has approximately 100 of their members serving cross-culturally. Steve’s commitment to advancing world missions has taken him to over 40 countries. His book Well Sent: Reimaging the Church’s Missionary-Sending Process, has recently been translated into Mandarin. He has served on the Board of Directors of The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) for 18 years. He and his wife, Lorraine, have three children and five grandchildren.

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