Mission Acts

Does your church have a clear world mission policy or strategy?

If not read on, this resource is for you!

BMS World Mission is pleased to bring you Mission ACTS, a resource that can help you gain a sense of focus and purpose in your church’s mission support and engagement. There are needs and good causes almost everywhere we look, and we just can’t support everything. According to our research, too many churches, it seems, have arrived at their world mission engagement and support by accident rather than design.

This resource aims to equip churches to grapple with the question, ‘What is the Lord asking us to do in world mission?’

Mission ACTS will equip you to evaluate how your church currently engages in world mission, analyse your effectiveness and by the end of the process, develop your own mission strategy that is Agreed, Clear, Targeted and Strategic (ACTS).

Mission Acts - A resource to help churches be deliberate about World Mission support and engagement

If that’s something you think would be valuable, we can lead you through the resource or you can participate in a training workshop where BMS will equip you to lead your church through the development of a coherent and focused approach to your mission support.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!

Phone: 01235 517600

Email: missionacts@bmsworldmission.org

Mission ACTS downloads

We have provided downloads for the exercises. You will need to print and prepare multiple copies. Please note that exercise 2 does not require printed materials therefore has no need for a download. Please print sufficient copies of the exercises for the size of group you are working with.

All materials are the copyright of BMS World Mission but are free to use within the specific context of churches working through Mission ACTS.

Exercise one – making choices
Exercise one is about encouraging your group to make world mission choices (see p.17 in the resource pack). You should print out one set of tokens and scenarios per small group.

Exercise three – assessing your portfolio
Exercise three will encourage analysis of your current mission portfolio’s effectiveness (see p.33 in the resource pack). You should print out one per small group.

Exercise four – taking your mission temperature
Exercise four will encourage each participant to reflect in the place of mission in your church (see p.35 in the resource pack). You should print out one per person.

Sample world mission charter
This is an example of how a world mission charter might look, based on that of an actual church. You can print out as required.

Mission ACTS PowerPoint
A supporting PowerPoint for use with Mission Acts