Mission Partnership, not Paternalism

In my travels over the years, I’ve tried to notice what factors are associated with vitality in churches.
One of the indicators is engagement in mission – and not just engagement via financial donation, but engagement via visiting, building relationships, welcoming, learning, collaborating, and more. It’s mission partnership, not mission paternalism.
People often ask me who can help them learn to develop these kinds of mission partnerships. Two groups are at the top of my list.
First, for work in the Western Hemisphere, I recommend delcaminoconnection.org.
You can learn more here:
… and you can contact my friend Tom Yaccino:
For work in Africa, I think of amahoro-africa.org.
I’ve experienced the kind of partnerships these folks help build, and their work continues to inspire me. I highly recommend them.