Lessons on Missions from a Denominational Leader

The Missions Pastor Podcast

06-12-2022 • 28 mins

Edgar Aponte is the Minister of Global Missions at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Florida. But he's also spent years teaching on missions and outreach in seminaries and leading the missions efforts of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention - the world's largest missions sending organization. Edgar shares his learnings from these roles.

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First, missions in the local church will only work if the lead pastor of the church is fully committed to it. Without that, you’re fighting a battle you probably won’t win.

Second, if the church views missions as something done for one weekend a year at a missions conference or for a few days in the summer on a trip, we are failing. Missions is a part of the life of the church and should be emphasized as such year round.

And finally, if a church is challenging its people to be involved in missions, the church must also equip them to fulfill that challenge. Otherwise, it’s a lot of empty talk.

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