VOLUME 3 OF "STUFF" NOW AVAILABLE -- "Still More Stuff you need to know about Doing Missions in Your Church" is a book-on-diskette (in Word 2000) of one-page lists, handouts, outlines, and summaries of things church leaders ask about doing missions. Mobilizers and mission organization personnel, as well as church leaders, find these "bottom line" summaries handy and practical. Diskettes of individual volumes are available for $12 each (including shipping). All three volumes plus a cumulative index are also available on CD ($26, including shipping). Send a check (in U.S. Funds) to ACMC, Box 221, Brownsburg, IN 46112. Specify volume 1, 2, or 3 or the CD and provide your postal address. See portions of the first two volumes and the cumulative index at http://www.davidmays.org/Resources/resmays.html
Each volume has all new material and is divided into eight categories: Foundations, Leadership, Management, Prayer, Communication, Congregational Involvement, Missionaries, and Resources.
Material ranges from the known (The Lausanne Covenant) to the exotic (Watch your missions language!). Church leaders, mobilizers, and mission organization personnel find these “bottom line” summaries extremely handy and helpful. More than 4000 copies of the first volume and 1000 of the second have been distributed.
At the Mid-Atlantic ACMC Conference in March 2004, a missions pastor was overheard to tell a participant, “I’m a missions pastor and this is the most useful information I have for my missions team.”
Each volume is available on diskette (in Word 2000), which allows the purchaser to install the document on computer and print the whole book or multiple copies of individual pages as needed. Diskettes sell for $12 each (including shipping).
Now all three volumes, including a cumulative index, are also available on CD ($26, including shipping). You can see introductory sections of the first two volumes and the cumulative index as well as how to obtain Stuff… at http://www.davidmays.org/Resources/resmays.html
To purchase send a check (U.S. funds) to ACMC, Box 221, Brownsburg, IN 46112. Specify Stuff I, Stuff II, Stuff III ($12 each) or the Stuff CD ($26) and provide your postal address. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for alternative electronic transactions.
The contents of Stuff III are listed below.
Stuff III - Still More Stuff you need to know about Doing Missions in Your Church Foundations Church Purpose Statements How to Get Started in Missions Developing or Revising Your Missions Policy Missions in the Old Testament Missions Education Strategy Overview Leadership Missions Discipleship Paradigm Missions Pastor Profile Missions Pastor Orientation Missions Team Interest Inventory Missions Leadership Obstacles Missions Questions for Pastors Values Survey for Church Missions Leaders Management Guidelines for Missions Meetings Church Missions Deployment Models Missions Team Sub-Groups Support Application Evaluation Common Strategy Questions Global Ministry Self-Assessment Consortium Agreement Consortium Operating Guidelines Partnership Basics Partnership Types Agency Partnerships – Criteria for Assessment Communication Conference Evaluation for the Congregation Conference Evaluation for Participating Missionaries Conference Evaluation for Church Leaders Cultural Values How to Avoid Missions More Missions Trends Tips for Influencing Your Church for Missions How to Develop a Missions Discipleship Group Watch Your Missions Language Ten Questions for Your Children’s Ministry Prayer How to Pray for Missionaries Daily National Call to Prayer Prayer Quotes Congregational Involvement Benefits of Short-Term Missions Trips Mission Trip Names Short-Term Opportunities Short-Term Team Training Schedule Top Priorities of Short-Term Training Short-Term Contingency Check List Mission Trip Support Letter Guidelines Missions Ministry Survey Volunteers – How to Recruit and Keep Them Involving Your Grandchildren in Missions Parents of Missionaries – Tips for Coping Parents of Missionaries – Getting Through the Holidays Missionaries Accountability Questions for Missionaries Domains of Missionary Preparation Missionary Preparation Flow Candidate Training Roles for School, Agency, Church Role of the Local Church in Missionary Preparation Missionary Preparation Procedure Missionary Training Inventory Seminary Training for Missionary Candidates Helping Your Church Send You Evaluating Missionary Career Changes Missionary Counseling Issues Why Missionaries Leave the Field Resources Books for Your Church Missions Library The Lausanne Covenant The Lausanne Covenant (continued) Best Books on Leadership New Missions Books Top Ten Books to Restore Your Spiritual Passion Sources of Missions Books David Mays ACMChttp://www.davidmays.org