What is a Missionary?
A missionary is a person sent on a religious mission, especially one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country.
One of the most important aspects of missions work is the relationship between missionaries and the churches that support them. In the early days of missions work, churches would send members out as missionaries, supporting them through their own resources. However, as missions work has grown, it has become more complex and expensive. Nowadays, missionaries typically receive their funding from a variety of sources, including individual donations, government funding, and church funding.
Church funding for missionaries can take many different forms. Churches may contribute money directly to the missionary’s work, or they may fund organisations that support missionaries.
Churches may also provide resources such as housing, transportation, and medical care. In some cases, churches even send their own members out as missionaries.
There are many ways that individuals can support local churches in their missions work. One of the most important is to pray for missionaries and the churches that support them. Individuals can also contribute money to support missionary work. Another way to help is by becoming a missionary themselves. Finally, individuals can share the gospel with others and promote the work of missionaries.
Thank you for reading! I hope this article has given you a better understanding of the relationship between missionaries, churches, and how churches support missionaries. May God bless you as you continue to support his work around the world.