Have you ever heard of Ian Barclay and Dennis Cotterell? You may know more about them than you think. These unfamiliar names are the men that coached Pat Rafter and Grant Hackett. Without Ian, and Dennis, these athletes may not have become champions. Can you imagine if one of those coaches tried to compete in tennis or swimming all by themselves? They would never win! These men realised they could accomplish way more by equipping and training an athlete, rather than trying to score points all by themselves.
One of the greatest ways to be a part of seeing the Good News taken to the remaining unreached people groups is to be like Ian and Dennis training up an “athlete or team.” We call it “mobilising.” One person can mobilise and send 4 new missionaries to the field every year. We call this method “addition.” But what if that same person “multiplied” and raised up 2 of those 4 new missionaries to be mobilisers rather than going to the unreached themselves? You would have 3 mobilisers at the end of the first year (1+2) and 2 missionaries. The second year, if each of the three mobilisers raises up 2 new mobilisers and 2 missionaries, there will be 8 missionaries who will have been sent to the field and a total of 9 mobiliers. In the third year, there will be 26 missionaries and 27 mobilisers. And the numbers just keep growing! In 10 years, the person who simply added will have 40 missionaries, but the person who multiplied will have 59,048 missionaries! Mobilisation works!
Here are some ways YOU can begin mobilising.
[+] Invite people to join the movement through our Facebook page.
[+] Promote your local Perspectives class.
[+] Start a group to pray for the nations.
[+] Ask about giving a “missions moment” presentation at your church.
[+] Ask to put an insert focused on missions once a month in the church bulletin.
[+] Consider inviting one of the Global Frontier Missions teams to come to your church or campus to speak about unreached peoples and to provide ways for you and your church to get involved locally and globally.
We are looking for people that would be interested in being “GFM watchmen” in different cities across Australia. They would help promote short-term mission trips, internships, and missionary training schools at local churches, universities, small groups, and conferences. We will give you the resources and tools you need to become an awesome mobiliser by being able to share about unreached people groups, the biblical basis of missions, and the state of the world. We will coach you along the way and help equip you to raise up many labourers for the harvest field. You can contact us for more information if you would like to be a local GFM rep in your area.