Christian Aid NRB focus on ‘Go Tribal’ outreach to revolutionize missions

By March 1, 2013

USA (MNN/ANS) — Thousands of Christian media professionals will be getting a preview of a revolutionary new mission program this weekend at the NRB Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

According to Raul Hernandez, the Christian Aid Mission "Go Tribal" mission program is an "amazing way" to re-engage missions outreach from cash-strapped, struggling smaller churches in the USA. It provides a low-budget way to help churches continue to complete the task of world evangelization in our generation.

"For as little as $300 a month, a small or medium-sized church can now sponsor an indigenous missionary team reaching out to an unengaged or unreached tribe, tongue, or nation," says Hernandez, a former church planter and newly appointed as development director for Christian Aid.

Read more about the "Go Tribal" program here.

Hernandez and donor relations staff from Christian Aid will be available to introduce the new program at both the International Reception on Saturday and at Kiosk K3 in front of the registration desk at the NRB Convention.

Mission's recruiters for Overseas Students Mission say that they personally envision thousands of new native missionaries being sponsored under Go Tribal. Many in the USA will be called to this from among international students or from ethnic churches, but most will be re-deployed by indigenous missions already on the mission fields.

"In fact," says Hernandez, "this is the only way that we can penetrate lands and places where American missionaries are no longer welcome or able to plant churches–lands like China, India, and all the Islamic countries of North Africa where American church planters are forbidden to go by law.

"At last there is no political barrier for American churches wanting to reach these groups, since they can now safely and economically sponsor indigenous missionaries who can do the critical ground work."

Hernandez adds, "This is what American pastors have been waiting for: a way to personally engage their congregations and sponsor effective native missionaries–gospel workers who are vetted by Christian Aid, men and women with real names and faces whom they can deputize and may someday be able to visit!

"Our prayer at NRB 2013 is that many media leaders will help us get the word out so that American churches, missions, and Bible schools can quickly adjust to the new realities of the mission field today."

Christian Aid was founded by a former missionary to China, Bob Finley, in 1953 as a way to send international students and foreign visitors back to their homelands as missionaries to reach all nations with the Gospel. It now represents over 800 indigenous mission groups which deploy over 80,000 native missionary workers among 3000 ethno linguistic groups.

E-mail [email protected] to find out how churches can "Go Tribal in Missions."

One Comment

  • Lal Thangzel Bawm says:

    Dear Sir,

    Warmly Greetings to you in the precios name of Our Lord and savior Jesus Christ from Obadia Outreach Minisntry-Bangladesh!

    This is Missionary Lal Thangzel Bawm from Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. I am so blessed to know about your organization through your webpage. It is so great that your organization is committed to reach the unbelieving people around the world.
    I have also been involved with church planting ministry among the least reached Indigenous people groups of Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh. The successive governments of Bangladesh have been carrying policies to Islamize the region and the least reached people groups of the region are strongly resisting and opposing Christianity. God has implanted a great burden to penetrate the villages of the least reached people groups regardless of their opposition and the successive governments’ islamization policy. To materialize the vision God has given me, I formed Obadiah Outreach Ministry with some of my pastor and minister friends who have the common vision and passion for the least reached people groups.
    Regardless of financial limitations and other obstacles, we have already been able to penetrate some villages and organize cross-cultural training programs for our fellow field workers. We would like to share with you the wonderful and amazing work God has been accomplishing using our small ministry.
    As your ministry has the common vision and interest with our ministry, we would like to invite you to be part of our ministry the way you want and you could be. We pray and hope that someday God would give us a wonderful opportunity to have fellowship with you and unite us with strong bond. May God continue to use your ministry mightily for His Name glorified on earth and the extension of His Kingdom around the world.

    For the Lamb,
    Missionary Lal Thangzel Bawm
    Obadiah Outreach Ministry
    Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

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