Have you ever thought about whether your church thinks globally? I don’t mean whether or not your church gives money to international missions like my Southern Baptist church does. We give a certain amount of our money to what we call the Cooperative Program that supports missions. We take up an offering called the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering that supports international missions. At Easter, it’s the Annie Armstrong to support North American missions.
But back to the original question: Does your church think globally?
Does your church do more than take up money? Does your church send mission teams out locally? Does your church send teams out regionally? Nationally? Internationally? For me, thinking globally is being outwardly focused? Is your church outwardly focused?
Or is it focused solely on what’s going on within the four walls? Is it focused on what’s happening on Sunday and Wednesday?
Please don’t tell me that people are doing things to help out, but are being so “spiritual” that the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. I’m talking about our churches being proactive and intentional in going out into their communities, regions, states, nations or the world.
I believe that churches who are truly following Christ are thinking globally? They are focused on what’s going on outside the four walls. Sundays and Wednesdays are time to worship and “fuel up” together for doing just that.
So, back to the question
Is your church thinking globally?