Growing Your Church’s Capacity for Meaningful Member Care

EMQ » April–June 2022 » Volume 58 Issue 2

By Ivan Liew

Local churches are often uncertain about how to care for their missionaries beyond financial and prayer support. Pastors want their churches to be involved but wonder if they make a meaningful difference. Research conducted in Singapore shows that certain member care functions are better provided from the church family than from specialist organizations. Also, the totality of member care is best provided in a church-agency partnership. These findings assist pastors to lead their churches toward meaningful member care.