Partnering with Upstream can be both beneficial to your church and for other churches. In this article, Dan Bush, Upstream’s Content & Operations Manager, writes about how local churches, individual missionaries, and Upstream can partner together to make sending a global norm.
Our churches send out fractured members to multiply disciples and churches, but these extensions of the body do not cease to be a part of that body. Even the most godly missionaries are still called to abide in Christ, and part of abiding in him is to be part of his physical representation on earth–his body.
Fear of failure is a very real motivation for many of God’s people on mission–especially with eternal hell in view. But is this the best driving force behind our mission efforts? More importantly, is this a burden God made us to bear? In this article Content Manager and former sent one, Dan Bush, seeks to speak a better word to propel our sending.
It’s easy to look at God’s global mission through an idealistic lens, as though it’s primarily a chance to really live on the edge of obedience and adventure. However, in this candid reflection from his time overseas, recently returned sent one, Dan Bush, describes his surprising and painful experience of death at the hands of the One who sent him.