I read a quote concerning deputation that stated, “You are about to embark on what can be one of the most maturing and spiritually fulfilling ventures of your life.” How very true that is. In an article entitled, “The Tin-Cup Image Can Be Shattered”, Daniel Bacon looks at deputation accomplishing three goals:
1. The Missionary is a model for missions. A missionary is a walking testimony of obedience to world evangelism. It must ever be before our churches and people.
2. The Missionary is a mobilizer for missions. Financially and through prayer you provide believers the opportunity to participate in God’s program of world evangelism. May people see your passion for the world and be stirred to join the ranks.
3. The Missionary serves as a minister for missions. You bring together world evangelism and the local church. Bacon says, “The missionary obviously needs the church for support, but the church needs the missionary to extend, in obedience to the great commission, its ministry worldwide.
I thought these interesting and wanted to share them with you. These, of course, are three of many. The question I have for you is, “What is your goal of deputation and are you seeing those goals fulfilled?” Please remember that the man that shoots at nothing will hit it every time.
May God bless each of you dearly as you serve Him.