Discover: A guide to discerning your church’s mission heart (2013)
Discover is a Global Discipleship Resource available through Canadian Baptist Ministries. The 50 page booklet guides church members through a process of re-examining their congregation’s involvement in local and global mission. Discover has two versions – one for leaders and another for participants.
Discover proposes working with a group of people that represents the diversity of the church. They will work through four distinct steps in the process. First, attention is given to the foundational principles or values. For example, a church may feel a passion for a particular issue or geographic area. Stage two involves an evaluation of current partnerships, budgets, and the use of volunteer time. The third step involves matching areas of need to the unique vision and capacity of the congregation. Finally, decisions are made in a way that provides a coherent mission strategy with measurable expectations. Attention is given in each stage to engaging the broader church membership in discussions and feedback.
Discover is available by contacting CBM.