Our last iGroup went off the programme and back to the discussion the previous day on how the relationship between church and mission agencies could be improved.
Some very straightforward action points came out, for example, around information management by developing an equivalent of the Short-Term Service directory produced by Christian Vocations, for longer-term service.
There were some bigger issues, for example, is it appropriate for some mission agencies to merge/partner more with one another so as to stop the replication of resources – this to me needs greater accountability across organisations, and a greater sense of honesty.
We were challenged by Andy from Micah Challenge to think of one or two things we’d be taking home with us, here are my two:
- To partner mutually with mission agencies
- To encourage and push my youth team to research and share more with young people to encourage them to participate in local, national and international mission.