Many churches today are trying to understand what it means to send workers into "the harvest field". We struggle to maintain missions committees, to sift through the support requests, and to balance missions budgets. Is this what God's mission is all about?
Dr. Mark Naylor (Northwest Baptist Seminary (ACTS) / Fellowship International), Pastor Paul Dirks, Lead Pastor of New West Community Church and Lydia Nigh (SIM) propose a shift in our paradigms of church missions programs to disciple people passionate for the Gospel and for the world, and to send them well. This affects the Church, the senders and those being sent.
For more detail about these paradigm shifts, see Mark Naylor's article on the Mission Central website.