The world is smaller than ever before. What happens to our neighbors all over the world matters to us. We are all part of one human family – all God’s children no matter where we may live. Because of this, sharing global perspectives in worship and congregational life is extremely valuable if not necessary.
There are many ways to bring global perspectives into your worship and congregational life, but here are some resources to explore to get you started:
- Weekly prayers – Share these brief prayers and mission moments written by mission co-workers in your weekly worship or perhaps your church newsletters.
- People-to-People Pilgrimages – Consider organizing a group from your congregation or region to visit a global partner and learn more about their context and ministries.
- Child and Elder Sponsorship – Develop a relationship with a child or elder. Learn more about their lives and walk together in mutuality and hope.
- Area initiatives – Gain deeper understanding about a region in the world. The current initiative is the Southern Asia Initiative. Past initiatives with resources still available include the Congo Initiative, Middle East Initiative, and Caribbean Initiative.
More opportunities for engagement may be found at www.globalministries.org.