In the world of missions, there is the agency, missionary and local church. Removal of one of these is a disaster waiting to happen. We at Avant have made it a point to contact the local church when a person applies and after they have been accepted as an Avant missionary. We also encourage the new missionary to meet regularly with the church missions leadership.
However, we realized this was not enough and that our relationship with the local church could and should be much stronger.
In 2008 we added the C.A.N. (Church. Agency. Now.) Conference to this relationship. We wanted to listen to church missions leaders. We also wanted them to know the leadership of Avant and its heartbeat. The C.A.N. conference has allowed us to work together in a stronger way to successfully support missionaries on the field.
We at Avant Ministries want to thank you for all you have and are doing to disciple and send missionaries all over the world. Please accept our invitation to join other church mission-minded leaders for our C.A.N. Conference. This is our opportunity to explore new ways churches and mission agencies can partner together to build the kingdom.
SAVE THE DATE:
MAY 10-11, 2016- C.A.N. Conference
Avant Ministries | Kansas City, MO
Registration opens January 1 and ends April 15. If you just missed the deadline, please send an email to Dave Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve been putting together mission teams for many years, and we recognize the unique value of church-based teams.
The sending church is the strong foundation for prayer, biblical training and support. The team members collaborate well because of similar values, beliefs and ministry experience. This contributes to the team’s strength as they start doing ministry together on the field.