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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Davis Missionary Journey: Strategy Diagram (Team Strategy 8)

As the diagram (below) indicates, our strategy has primary and secondary tasks. As we work our primary task of church planting, we coordinate with our short term volunteers who work both in evangelism and holistic development ministry. Thus the missionaries assist the short term participants in productive and responsible cross-cultural outreach. This provides for many skills and hands to minister to holistic needs while allowing the missionary to focus on the primary task.


At present, we have four major areas where short term volunteers participate annually:

  1. Evangelism

  2. Agriculture & Well Drilling

  3. Education

  4. Medical

All of these are coordinated together to address the whole of man as we seek his transformation into what God created him to be. In this way, each effort can complement the efforts and goals of the others.

"Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it."
Proverbs 3:27 KJV

Our team is aware of the inherent danger of this strategy in the possibility of getting the "development cart" before the "church planting horse". And we have been to the school of hard knocks a few times as we have tried to apply this strategy. But the potential synergy of the Body of Christ working and coordinating together for the advancement of our Lord's Kingdom makes the effort worthwhile.

Working on our coordination,
Brian, Sondra, Noah, & Bryson

Pictured: Our team strategy diagram.

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