Missions Resource Network was established in 1998 as a central communications and facilitation ministry to spur more faithful stewardship in effective global outreach.
In submission to the Lord, we are a global NETWORK, equipping the body of Christ to STEWARD the MISSION of God.
Autonomous local churches are the God-ordained communities of faith for sending, supporting, and overseeing missionaries. Serving as a pivotal partner, Missions Resource Network provides churches with missions expertise, counsel, strategic planning, information, mission team preparation, missionary care services, and global vision to help churches do their job even more effectively.
From our offices near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, we are poised to provide our services to churches and missionaries across the country and around the world.
As a nonprofit ministry, led by a Board of Christian men and women, all gifts to the ministry are tax-exempt.
We help churches to:
Equip for Missions
Plant Churches Worldwide
Vision Strategically. As a big-picture ministry, we facilitate collaboration in approaching the world's need for Christ. Our motto... We will do nothing alone that we can do together. Because of our widespread network among missions leaders and churches, both stateside and internationally, we are a one-stop-shop for information, consultation and resources, including our extensive website. Bringing best practices into the planning and missions-implementation process raises the standard of excellence for missions in churches of Christ.
Equip for Missions. We believe that local churches are essential to evangelistic outreach. That is why we are dedicated to provide informed consultation services, workshops and other resources to equip missions committees and elderships to be better stewards of God's global mission. Resources include articles in our online library, curricula for teaching missions in Bible classes, regional Stewards of the Mission workshops and the triennial Global Missions Conference, next held in July 2011 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.
Plant Churches Worldwide. Helping churches to plant churches is one of our major thrusts. We recruit, train and mentor mission teams for long-term reproducible church-planting. Teams we have helped to equip are now planting churches in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific. These teams are all stewarded and supported by local churches. Our efforts on each continent are led with expertise by a member of our staff in partnership with an Advisory Panel of missionaries and national Christians.
Nurture Missionaries.Cross-cultural missionaries are subject to many stressors that most of us never face. Culture shock, language acquisition, loneliness, and insufficient screening often take a heavy toll. Expertise is now available. Led by our highly qualified Director for Missionary Care and a nationwide network of Christian healthcare professionals, we provide pre-field missionary assessments, on-field nurturing, and post-field cultural re-entry services. Missionaries and their families are worthy of special care and honor. We help churches do this well.
Faithfulness: We strive to live and serve the Lord with authenticity as an organization and as individuals. The Sovereign God is the Author and Sustainer of missions. Our task is to serve faithfully as stewards of the kingdom opportunities He provides.
Scripture: We value the Word of God and believe it teaches that without Christ people are lost. Further, when people bow their knees to things other than God, they rob Him of the praise and glory He alone deserves. These two truths motivate us to preach the gospel ardently worldwide.
The Church: We value the church and believe each congregation is central in God's plan to redeem the nations. We are simply facilitators, catalysts, encouragers and equippers to help local churches do their work more effectively and faithfully.
Integrity: Serving with integrity is how we work every day. It's a philosophy we promote by creating an environment within our ministry that supports and demands ethical practices, courteous treatment of people and excellence in every endeavor.
Networking: The task before us is larger than any of us can accomplish by ourselves, so we value broad collaboration with missions-minded churches, schools, ministries and individuals to advance His Kingdom.