HOW CAN GOD USE ME?
We all want to be useful in God’s Kingdom. We want our lives to count for something in God’s eternal purposes. We have all asked the question, ‘How can God use me?’
Perhaps you have wondered if you can make an impact for God in a foreign culture. AWM believes that every Christian is called to be involved in some way in God’s redemptive plan for the nations. It may be that God is shaping you through your career and Christian ministry experience to serve Him in a church-planting team in the Arab world. Is God calling you to make a difference among Arab people?
YOUR OCCUPATION AND GIFTS IN AN ARAB CONTEXT
Have you ever considered that your profession may be the door for your gifts to be used in church-planting among an unreached Arab people group? Church-planting teams often represent a variety of occupations within an Arab community. This diversity of involvement in community life allows for a breadth of meaningful relationships. Your qualifications and experience in medicine, engineering, banking, business or education, may have great potential to allow you to reach key Arab people with the gospel.
ENTER AND EXPLORE
Involvement in mission in the Arab world is generally a long-term commitment. Consequently, it is often difficult to have a ministry profile completely established before leaving. Most likely, your involvement in church planting in an Arab context will change as you experience the culture, as the ministry context develops and with the natural changes of your life pattern.
Rather than trying to determine a fixed ministry plan before going, AWM encourage creative ministry formation. Developing relevant effective ministry often only comes after spending some time in the culture. Many have found that only after living among Arab people for several years, learning the language and integrating into the culture, can they really begin to build relationships and effectively fulfil their role within a church-planting team.
“I have but one candle to burn, and would rather burn it out where people are dying in darkness than in a land which is flooded with lights.”
WHAT CAN I DO RIGHT NOW TO GET STARTED?
Please consider reading John Piper’s book, ‘Let the Nations Be Glad’ which will give you an understanding of missions as the pursuit of God and His glory. You could also browse our recommended books to be informed and equipped.
In addition, why not consider completing the Perspectives online missions course? Visit Perspectives for more information.