The Critical Roles of a Missions Pastor
The missions pastor has many responsibilities but some of them are critical. In cooperation with other church leaders, the missions pastor must
- Shape and promote the purposes and premises for missions in the church.
- Determine and communicate the definition and scope of missions for your church.
- Develop and pursue particular priorities within the larger scope of missions.
- Identify and develop partnerships for accomplishing your missions priorities.
- Manage short-term missions so they contribute to your ongoing mission priorities, encourage long-term missionaries, and develop participants.
- Continually educate church leaders and the congregation regarding the biblical foundation and imperative for missions.
- Assist other church leaders in providing missions education and hands-on ministry opportunities as part of their ministries.
Recruit, educate, develop, and organize lay leadership teams to assist in leading the missions ministry in areas such as
- Prayer for missions
- Congregational education and promotion
- Worker recruitment, training, and care
- Coordination of projects and partnerships
- Budgeting and finance management
- Encourage sacrificial commitment to cross-cultural ministry.
- Continually study and communicate changes in the world, the culture, the church, and missions.
- Provide assistance and coaching to churches without missions pastors.