What Is FOCUS?

 

A Journey, Not a Formula

“Dissatisfied with our lack of a clear vision of what God was calling us to do, we set out to develop a FOCUS. Today I’m so excited about our growing partnership in Uganda. This manual can help you on a similar journey to powerful global engagement.”

—Pastor Earl Marshall, Orangeville (Ontario) Baptist Church

Moving your church into high-impact, cross-cultural engagement is not a matter of following a script or applying a set formula. It is a journey, a journey of discovering God’s particular global purpose for your congregation and involving your people in the excitement of fulfilling what your local body of believers was designed to do.

 

A Simple Definition

A FOCUS is…
a church’s decision to
concentrate passion and resources
to achieve shared goals

In our specific use of the term, a FOCUS is a church’s conviction that God has called them as a local congregation to own a particular cross-cultural task. In humble collaboration with other partners, they mobilize all that God has invested in their people to accomplish that strategic goal.

 

FOCUS Resources

To help you on that exciting journey, we have developed the Your FOCUS on the World Manual + Implementation Guide.  This 200-page handbook outlines a practical approach to leading your church into a global FOCUS incorporating best-practice recommendations of church-partnership practitioners highlighted with real-life stories of all types of congregations which have done it successfully. The manual includes practical samples and simple worksheets. Just $17.99 + S/H. Order now.

The Your FOCUS on the World Implementation Guide is a resource designed for churches which have already adopted some type of global initiative but are looking for help to build or expand its impact. This resource incorporates the IMPLEMENT material from the Manual in a 100-page book that will assist you to involve your entire congregation and become better global partners. Just $9.99 plus S/H. Order now.

Extensive ONLINE RESOURCES are available to those who purchase either book.

 


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