David Mays updated June 2011
Making Your Life
morning message, 30 minutes)
What is the Bible All
About? (Sunday morning
message, 25 minutes)
Can One Church Do? (Sunday
morning message, 30 minutes)
Where is God? (Sunday morning message, 25 minutes)
Shooting Sacred Cows (Keynote for Harvest
Gathering, 35 minutes)
common notion in missions
Biblical Foundations for a
How do you put it
Three key elements
Four Kinds of Pastors
The scope of their
Four Key Criteria for Missionary
Whole Life Mentoring
Trips – What Are We Doing?
One tool in the missions enterprise or the whole caboodle?
considering continued support for older missionaries
Church – Budgets and Scorecards Part I
Establishing mission categories and setting
Missions: Foundation Fractures in the North
Four pressures on
Selected Missions Verses
A dozen key
common misconceptions in missions
Supporting Our Own
Is being "one of
ours" the only criteria?
The Coming Missionary ‘Crisis’
Where are the trends
The Domestication of the Great Commission
disciples" the core?
The Expanding Scope of Missions
What happens when
missions includes everything?
The Globally Focused Church
What would it look
The Great Distortion
What happened to
"the nations" in the Great Commission?
Top Missions Challenges for
the Changing US Church
Six key challenges
Belongs in the Missions Budget?
What is Missions
– And Why does it Matter?
How scope and progress are related
What is a Missionary?
Everyone who loves
God or a special category of people?
What is the Bible All About?
The Bible is a story
with a beginning, middle and end.
Why Mission Organizations Should Expect to Keep
Tightening Their Belts
The increasing cost of church reduces
World Evangelism and the Purpose of the Church
Where does it fit?
What is the primary
emphasis of mission?
World Changing Church
What it would look like and what it would take to
organize your church around the Great Commission.
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How to Operate an Effective
Missions Leadership Team in Your Church
Simple steps with worksheets to get up and
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for Men in Ministry
A collection of accountability questions
with suggestions for their use.
Changing Missions Dynamics:
How the church,
people, and missions are changing
How churches are handling support of retired missionaries
Budgets - 2009:
How churches are responding to the economy
Is our heart for eternity keeping
Critical roles of a missions pastor
Funding Local Ministries:
Should it come from the missions
Does a Visitor Know Your Church’s Priorities?
How to Start a Missions Ministry:
Church Role in Missionary Sending
A List of Responsibilities
What is limiting your missions
Missions Ministry Orientation:
Purpose & Task or Relationships & Compassion?
Missions Priorities in
Missions Questions to Ask senior
when you want a
pastor who will lead in missions
To guide your missions
Ten Steps to an Effective Mission
Image and Substance of Missions: Three Critical Issues
Weighed in the Balance:
A dozen priorities to balance
What is the Best Way to Fund Missions
in Our Church?
Options and rationale
What Shapes Your Missions
Ten possible factors
What's Wrong with
Does it relate to our
purpose and vision?
Will You Support Us?
Responding to requests outside your focus
Finding Your Niche in Missions
What is Missions and Why Does
Stories (to illustrate a
A Visit to the Rescue
Why do we ignore the people's who have no
Building the Church
How we approach building the Kingdom
compared to how we build a church building?
Putting all our emphasis on trips is like
coaching only sprinters.
Do As I Say...
Do church people use their funds like church
Do we farm all our fields or only the one
next to the house?
How should we balance our efforts between
people who have no food and those who refuse to eat?
The local lakes are all fished out, but there
are plenty of fish further away.
Go-Karts and Power
You can go off the road on either side,
neglecting people nearby or far away.
The track of metrics goes in a circle.
If you could attract nationals to Jesus with
a Hummer limo, would it be a good idea?
Buildings and giving
The Pepsi guy didn't build the building or
organize the show, but he's delivering Pepsi.
What can the church learn from that?
Don't give up hope. A missionary will come.
Three Great Ideas and How
How buildings can limit growth