Missions Priority One
Why Missions Priority One?
God's desire to draw all people to Himself is our
mission. When we lovingly, intentionally live out that mission,
we are obedient to Christ.
Sometimes we need ideas on how to live a mission-centered
life. We need clear, realistic direction to help carry
out God's mission. That's the reason for Mission Priority
While there are countless ways to share Christ's message of
hope, MPO has goals that help churches accomplish
1. Increase church members' passion for
2. Assist churches in taking the message
of Christ to the world.
What is Missions Priority One?
NMI has four objectives in which every local church can participate:
Praying—Interceding for leaders and churches and
for the Holy Spirit to draw all people to Christ.
Discipling—Involving and mentoring future missions
leaders, especially youth and children, to make Christlike
disciples for God's mission in the nations.
Giving—Devoting ourselves and our resources,
especially the World Evangelism Fund, to extend Christ's kingdom.
Educating—Informing people of the World's
needs and enabling our church to meet those needs in Christ.
We offer mission activities based on these objectives to ensure
a church's involvement in God's global mission.
By making mission a priority, a congregation demonstrates
God's passion for all people. Churches involved in mission
attract people who want to be part of something bigger than
What are the MPO Requirements?
Local Missions Priority One requirements are:
1. The church prayed for missions.
2. The church discipled and involved children and youth in
local and global missions.
3. The church gave at least 5.5 percent of current income
for the World EvanEF.
4. The church participated* in each of the four education
categories that follow:
a. NMI missions books/tapes/CDs
b. Missions service projects and/or
hands-on missions activities
c. Missions speakers
d. Multimedia missions resources and/or
* "Participate" is defined as involvement in one or more activities
in each category.
Through MPO, a congregation extends Christ's message around
the world. Pastors are educated, and mission workers are supported.
New believers come to Christ through prayer. Children, youth,
and adults hear and obey God's call to cross-cultural ministry.