A SLEEPING GIANT IN MISSIONS!

A SLEEPING GIANT IN MISSIONS!


There is a sleeping giant being awakened in the kingdom. As populations and economies are growing in South Asia, so is the level of persecution against the Church. Traditional missionary work has and will continue to increase in difficulty.

However, there is an often overlooked demographic that has the potential to be the next massive missions force. I'm talking about men and women who are called to the marketplace: entrepreneurs, business people, professionals, and those who faithfully enter the workplace each day.

Stevenson and his son run a business in South Asia that supports missionaries, churches, and schools.

Stevenson and his son run a business in South Asia that supports missionaries, churches, and schools.

Throughout the developing world, there are tens of millions of believers, many of whom are in the marketplace daily. The Holy Spirit is beginning to awaken these saints to their role in God's Kingdom advance. Through excellent work and an honorable witness, marketplace believers are positioned to bring God's blessings to their nations.

Who ultimately will help fund the gospel's advance in the decades to come? Who by nature of their normal traffic patterns of life will have the most opportunities to have gospel conversations with the hurting and lost? Who are welcomed in almost every nation? It is those who are ingrained into the marketplace.

God has used Global Advance to go to the mission fields to raise up a missions force! Marketplace believers have huge kingdom potential.

Sri Lankan small business owners gather for encouragement and training.

Sri Lankan small business owners gather for encouragement and training.

In South Asia, Global Advance is launching Kingdom Business Networks in multiple cities. These ecosystems of kingdom entrepreneurs and professionals exist to spur one another on in their roles to advance the gospel while modeling thriving businesses that glorify God. Over the years Global Advance has sponsored hundreds of Marketplace leadership conferences throughout the developing world. At each event, every person is challenged to commit their lives, their work, and their businesses to God's purposes in their nations.

Let's pray for the sleeping giant to awaken around the world!

Gratefully commissioned,

Jonathan Shibley