Churches That Send

Posted on: 
November 4, 2023

A collection of talks by and for sending churches

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A Mission that Starts and Ends with the Church – Earl Peachey
The role of All-Nations is to partner with churches in sending church-planting teams. Brother Earl gives a succinct overview of the All-Nations mission, from the sending church partner to the envisioned indigenous church, and explains biblically why our mission is about the church!

Serving as Senders: Caring for Your Field Members – Joel Yoder
Joel Yoder gives practical wisdom that will enable senders to effectively support the one they have sent. He gives a wealth of tips for the support team and what roles should be present, the duties they should perform, and the importance of every member on the team. Though serving the role of the sender isn't as glamorous and visible as the one who is sent, it is vital to the long-term effectiveness of the endeavor.

The Power of a Sending Community – Merle Burkholder
Is the home church important to a missionary team working to establish an indigenous church plant in another country? Brother Merle Burkholder from the Sioux Lookout, Ontario shares from his 46 years of experience in a foreign context certain guidelines for every home church community to empower a church planting team, and for the cross-cultural worker relating to his sending church.

Our Role as a Sending Church – Ron Miller
Cuba Mennonite Church has partnered with All-Nations for over 5 years in sending a family. Brother Ron tells us a bit of that journey.

Things I’m Learning as a Support Team Member – Eldon Yoder
Is your view of the world a bit narrow and simplistic? Helping send someone to an unreached people group can transform your life. Eldon shares how his church became senders, how much he has learned by investing in this work, and how the passion has grown in his own heart. "When you invest your time and brain space, your heart goes with it."

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  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10