When the Apostle Paul gives thanks, with joy, because of the Philippians’ ‘partnership in the gospel” or “fellowship in the gospel,” he is thanking God that his brothers and sisters in Christ— from the moment of their conversion (“from the first day until now,”)— rolled up their sleeves and got involved in the advance of the gospel. They continued their witness in Philippi, they persevered in their prayers for Paul, they sent money to support him in his ministry— all testifying to their shared vision of the importance and priority of Gospel Impact! Paul isn’t sitting back, basking in the nostalgia of the church potlucks they attended together, the softball games they played, or the barbecue’s their families might have shared together, good as those things can be. Instead, his focus was on how God was moving in their lives. Partnership is why Paul is thanking God!
This biblical understanding of partnership and fellowship – a fellowshipping partnership for Gospel Impact – frames not only how we partner with our missionaries, prayer partners and financial supporters, but also a new generation of indigenous ministry partners that have emerged because of 75+ years of Gospel Impact around the world. In partnership with these indigenous ministry partners, WorldVenture helps US churches send global workers who can provide theological training, professional development, and innovative pioneering to join them in making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Like Paul, we are grateful for your faithful partnership over the years. And we invite you to review WorldVenture’s Executive Summary to discover our key ministry initiatives and how they maximize a truly global strategy to bring everyone together for the singular purpose of engaging the world for gospel impact.