The David May's “Stuff you need to know about Doing Missions in Your Church” resource is simply amazing. I am floored by the amount of topics that he covers in this CD. There is everything from how to start mission work to balancing between missions at home and missions overseas and even samples of health/release forms for short-term missions trips. By my favorite thing about this resource is that I am able to download it, copy and paste, and share it! He has made it simple and easy to use.
As I said once before Mays covers just about every topic in missions ministry that you can think of. A few of the main topics that he covers are; preparing your church for missions ministry, short-term trips, and missionary care, and this is just a basic list. Within these are layers and layers of topics and information. Below I am going to talk about a few of the resources I have included. It was so hard only choosing twenty-five out of the hundreds provided in the CD. There is just so much that is covered, it really is a must have for anyone doing missions ministry in the church.
Included in this paper is a resource that comes out of the starting a missions ministry section, its titled “Watch your Mission Language”. The idea behind that is to teach your church the right words to use in their ministry and also to get everyone on the same page. Often Christians use words that sound normal to us, but to the people we are trying to reach out to and love on, our words don't always sound loving. This resource just helps the church to take a hard look at not only whats coming out but how it sounds to the person hearing us.
Out of the broad list I found the missionary care the most interesting. One of my favorite
resources withing that category, is one that might seem pretty simple to others and at times even unimportant, but I just loved