Recently, William Whaley was privileged to attend a commissioning service for new IMB missionaries. He was invited by a couple from our church who was preparing to be sent to the nations.
By William Whaley, International Mission Board (IMB)
During this time, I was reminded of the significance, risk, and joy of taking the gospel to the nations. It reignited a passion in my heart to lead my church to do all we can to fulfill the Great Commission.
You may have that same desire but simply don’t know how to create a culture where sending is the norm in your church. You may lead a small church and believe only large churches have the resources and wherewithal to send missionaries to the field. That simply isn’t true.
I pastor one of the smallest – if not the smallest – churches in our local Baptist association. We don’t own a building. We meet in homes. But we are absolutely committed to seeing the gospel go forth not only at home but around the world. Our small church, located in the panhandle of Florida, is actively involved in the spread of the gospel in Haiti, Guatemala, North Africa, East Asia, North Dakota, and of course, wherever the IMB sends missionaries.