1. GO! Send out an International Missions Team
If you have Indians (or any nationality) in your community and you have never been to India, then you should seriously consider going as soon as you are able.
Very few words are as enduring to Internationals as “I’ve been there”. While some people debate whether short-term mission trips are worth the investment, we’ve taken nearly 1,000 people to India. One of the reasons we will always be passionate about short-term missions is that we have seen the impact of empowering believers with the ability to say “I’ve been there”.
These three words immediately foster trust with any international. They know the extent it takes to travel there. They love to hear about your trip. The conversation is endless and can lead to opportunities to make Christ known.
Some say, “we can’t afford it.” We believe your church can’t afford
Every healthy, growing church we know is “Living the Dream” described in Revelation 7:9-10. Every nation, tribe, and tongue.
2. Engage in projects internationally.
Look at how God is using our US Church partners to save lives in India:
- Hope Community Church raised $50,000 for Kerala Flood Relief
- Elevation Church has contributed $30,000 and over 10,000 hygiene kits to GHI
- NC Baptist on Mission gav
e$80,000 for clean water projects in India
- Forefront Church in Denver funded a Clean Water project in Mumbai
- Oak City Church in Raleigh contributes monthly to our general funds
- A Sunday School class at Providence Baptist Church sponsors a pastor in Pune, India every month
- Summit Church in Durham sponsors local missionary families serving in India through GHI
We could go on and on with these examples of generosity and the radical transformation it empowers through GHI. Include GHI in your missions budget. 85% of every dollar received directly benefits our outreach programs in the USA and India.
3. Add Internationals to your staff.
We all know White churches who have strategically hired black staff in order to effectively reach the
True diversity in your church is for it to truly represent the “face” of your community. Every international traveler knows the value of seeing someone else with the same face as theirs along the way. This doesn’t mean we are conflicted by seeing faces that are different than our face. It is just natural to be comforted with seeing someone
The Chinese in your community will trust and engage in your church more if they see their face in leadership. So will Indians, Asians, Africians, etc. You do too! We all do! So consider adding internations to your team. It will make a world of difference!
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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