As of today this is what we plan to ask of any that would be a missionary sent out of our church.Â I would love to have yourÂ opinions and questions.Â God bless you as you become a great missionary church.Â Feel free to write me at [email protected]. Â
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Clear profession and evidence of God’s saving work; spiritual maturity; consistent Christian lifestyle; evidence of the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23); continue spiritual growth; modeling the life of Christ (servant spirit, sacrificial spirit, industrious spirit, team spirit, tolerant spirit, prayerful spirit).
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Member of Vision Baptist Church and actively involved in the ministry of Vision Baptist Church for a minimum of two years.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Adequate education and training to carry out the proposed ministry. This includes Bible training and cross-cultural preparation and whatever professional training that may be required.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Background of proven ministry experience (including active involvement in evangelism and discipleship and ideally to include an overseas short-term experience and/or cross-cultural experience in the U.S.).
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Proposed missionary activity is in line with Vision Baptist Churchâ€™s missionâ€™s strategy and emphases.
6.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Completion of Vision Baptist Churchâ€™s Nurture Program for Missionary Candidates.
7.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Desires to maintain strong relationship with Vision Baptist Church members and leadership, and will abide by any guidelines for correspondence and periodic review of ministry.
8.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Reflects character qualities of I Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:6-9.
9.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Acceptance by a Vision Baptist Church approved mission agency.
10.Â Â Â Â Â Â Physically, emotionally and mentally fit. Successful completion of any psychological testing which Vision Baptist Church and/or approved mission agency requires.
11.Â Â Â Â Â Â Strength of marriage and family relationships/acceptance of singleness.