Have you noticed how self-absorbed we’ve become in America?
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Ministry thrives on story to communicate our mission, vision and impact, so we need to share our stories with the world.
It’s what I call the overlooked “redheaded stepchild” of crisis management.
“I know how you can tell this story,” I said to a colleague with a smile. “Someone did something that made a positive change among some group of people in some country, and it’s so amazing everyone needs to know about it!”
In March of 2010 I sent a writer and photographer to Mozambique to gather Great Commission stories from there.
A looming global economic crisis caused by COVID-19 promises a likely outcome of reduced giving to missional causes. Traditional missions agencies face difficult choices: what is truly essential, what staff and pursuits are integral, and what activities need to be outsourced or discontinued. In the face of an uncertain financial future, agencies may be tempted to out-market one another in a scramble for the pieces of the funding pie that remain.
Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word.