The missionary message is a singular message: Jesus Christ, and He only can save and transform a life. The missionary goal of those affiliated with Global Faith Mission Agency is a common goal: we are to go to all nations, all people groups, all languages, all cultures and impact them with this singular message.
However; in spite of the singular message and the common goal, there is a great deal of diversity in the group of people who call themselves missionaries. This diversity is reflected in our ages, backgrounds, personalities, skills, abilities, and spiritual gifts.
This diversity is ordained of the Lord. In Romans 12:4-5 we learn that as a human body has many members, so the body of Christ has many members. I Corinthians 12:4 also speaks of the diversity of gifts that the Holy Spirit distributes to those who make up the body of Christ.
This diversity is exemplified in the group of 12 men whom Jesus chose to be His disciples. Diversity is also demonstrated throughout the book of Acts as the first century history of the church develops and the missionary movement reaches out with the Gospel message.
Centuries later, we find this same diversity in our mission work. There are those who would like for all missionaries to reflect identical characteristics; perhaps they feel this is what identifies and unites us. But that is simply not the case; our unity is not found in similarity of personality and performance. Rather our unity is found in the fact that we are one in Christ.
Because of this, you will find that in a group of missionaries, diversity exists. The age and experience of those who have multiple decades of mission experience combined with the zeal and energy of first term missionaries makes for a dynamic combination.
This diversity is evident in personalities; this creates balance within a group of missionaries. Upon close observation of a group of missionaries, you will find diversity in talents and skill sets. When properly combined with others it creates an energetic team.
If you are a church looking to support a new missionary, don’t be surprised to find diversity in the group of missionaries who are affiliated with Global Faith Mission Agency. We are thankful for the variety of ages, personalities, skills, and specialties that God has given this group of missionaries.
“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.” I Corinthians 12:4-6
Global Faith Director