1. Know your numbers!
How can you reach internationals in your community? We can learn a lesson from one of my favorite shows to watch, Shark Tank. I love watching entrepreneurs as they pitch their business opportunities to “the Sharks” (potential investors). It can be nerve-racking to watch as a new entrepreneur tries to grab the sharks attention in just 90 seconds. When the entrepreneur demonstrates good profitability, it is exciting to watch the Sharks compete to get the deal. They call this a shark fight!
On the flip side, many times you can see the entrepreneurs get eaten alive if they don’t know their numbers!
Every successful business person knows the importance of knowing their numbers.
When a new church is getting started everyone tends to know the numbers in the community, but the older the church is the less likely the leadership is to know the numbers.
In the USA, it would be hard to find many communities that haven’t experienced a significant change in the last 10-15 years.
It is important to know your numbers:
- What’s the current demographics of your community?
- What’s the current demographics of your church?
- Who are the Internationals in your church?
2. Pray for Internationals
Grieve for the unchurched and those facing a Christless eternity in your community.
God has brought the mission field right next door. God forbid we go to heaven without them! Reach internationals in your community.
In Psalm 2:8 God says, “Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.”
3. Get Serious about Living the Dream of Revelation 7:9-11 – Every Nation, Tribe, and Tongue
Is your church a true reflection of the Church in heaven? If not, it can be! Join GHI in living the dream of Revelation 7:9-12. Let us help your church be on earth as it is in heaven!
For more encouragement and practical tips on reaching internationals in your community check out the Living the Dream Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.
About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.
Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org
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