It’s Channel because it is the link, the communiqué between sponsors (the church) and feld (the missionaries). The purpose is to provide updates of missions feld reports from different countries, extracts of emails from the feld, praise reports, prayer points, announce newly adopted/sponsored groups, reporting of some financial details, photos as well as any other latest news.
The M stands for mission. My hope is to have this tool build greater awareness of ongoing/current issues by having short articles to focus and direct the church on mission teaching. It is also to encourage much needed prayer support for our church plants and missionaries on the feld on a more regular basis. With more than 20 mission trips per year that our churches make, trip reports can also be documented here as we run out of “air-time” on Sunday mornings.
The plan is to have an issue once every quarter. My desire is to have all New Life churches participate in featuring their regular mission reports, in any language. One day we will have a multi-lingual Channel M and all can be blessed. I do hope this bulletin will set a fresh input to mission awareness among the New Life churches. Most of all, it is my prayer that the group of churches, pastors and members will all benefit and participate in this new Channel M.
Group Executive Pastor