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Let the Buyer Beware

Jun. 10, 2015By: Darren CarlsonAuthor Bio


Craig Ott offers some advice on what is becoming the popular practice of supporting national pastors and missionaries:  

  1. Western support of native workers is a model that national churches cannot reproduce.
  2. Such a strategy is based on the assumption that the spread of the gospel depends on money.
  3. It can create dependency and stunt giving in national churches.
  4. Heavy dependence on Western funds can reinforce feelings of inferiority.
  5. Western support can create a mercenary spirit among nationals.
  6. Foreign paid workers are not always more effective, and sometimes are even less effective and credible than lay workers.
  7. It can rob the national church of the joy of being a truly missionary church.
  8. Employing national missionaries may not be the bargain it appears.
  9. Sending money instead of missionaries comes dangerously close to compromising the very essence of the Great Commission.

Read the whole article here.

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