I would give this product a 10 out of 10. I use this resource often in training mission teams of local churches to do missions right the first time...especially when attempting to reach the UNPGs. I am using this process at the Missouri Baptist Convention to train our churches in reaching the nations that have come to dwell in the borders of the state of Missouri. I recommend it highly. IMB Response: Thank you, Rick, for your helpful feedback. We love to hear how our resources are being used to reach all peoples!
Foundations answers the fundamental questions of who the International Mission Board (IMB) is, what we do, and how our Core Values, Core Convictions, and Missiological Convictions affect how we live and work around the world. Discover how these foundational answers seek to serve Southern Baptists in reaching the nations, together, to fulfill the vision of a great multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 7:9).
At the IMB, we believe the biblical, theological foundations of missions and the missionary task are critical not only for missionaries but also for the churches who send and support a missionary presence. We hope Foundations will serve SBC pastors, church members, and missionaries as they are sent to be present among those who have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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We used this at Missions College as we walked through the Missionary Task. I have now ordered one for each of our mission team volunteers to help them prepare to serve alongside personnel on the field.
To some, entering into another culture with the gospel may seen daunting and difficult. While challenges always exist, this magazine describes the missionary effort to establish new churches as profoundly simple and clearly defined. This is a must-read for every person considering mission work, even on short-term church-led mission trips.
I enjoyed reading this. I learned much more in depth about who IMB is and received helpful insight to apply to my own local church.
Foundations is an essential document for the IMB as it establishes a consistent and unified approach among personnel and across affinities. Likewise, it is an essential read for every partnering fellowship as it communicates the company’s definitions and methodology as well as working toward shared language and practice. Fellowships should equip their membership with this resource as they send short-term, mid-term, and long-term.
Good overview of IMB values and strategies
This is a great and useful book with vital information about why and how we do missions all over the world.
I got a copy for my Pastor and 4 copies for my women's group. The Women's Group using the magazine to implement a Missions Oriented Lesson Plan. I'll let you know how that goes but we're pleased with the layout and the ease of understanding.