EBM Closes Doors … FGM Steps Up

Evangelical Baptist Missions is closing its doors on Sep. 2, 2011.  Faith Global Ministries, a ministry of Faith Church is ramping up to accept transfer missionaries. 

Faith Global Ministries, LLC (FGM), a ministry of Faith Church, was organized in the State of Indiana August 5, 2005 for the primary purpose of recruiting, preparing, sending and supporting of missionaries to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.  Until 2011 FGM primarily provided administrative and planning services related to short-term missions trips.  In 2010 FGM took in a test case missionary.  The test case succeeded, so in August 2011 FGM opened its doors to assist evangelical churches in the ministry of missions around the world.

FGM is a local church ministry and does not desire to compete with the work being done and the services being rendered by local churches.  The leadership of FGM believes that missions is a ministry that belongs to the local church and should follow the pattern of Acts 13:1-4.  However, FGM also recognizes that in the 21st century cross-cultural and international ministry can be complicated and confusing.

Therefore,

FGM functions to assist local churches in accomplishing the global missions ministries that they believe God is leading them to accomplish through their missionaries. We are currently accepting missionaries in good standing via direct transfer from EBM.

FGM assists churches by …

… providing accounting services to process donations and disbursements of missionary funds.

… issuing tax deductible receipts for qualified donations.

… assisting missionaries in establishing an accurate and reasonable support budget.

… assisting with missionary oversight.

… providing a network of professionals and consultants who can provide expert advice and services to missionaries. (e.g. communication, accounting, medical, IT, mechanical & financial professionals)

… making training resources available for missionaries and churches.

… providing training to enhance the missionaries’ ministry and increase efficiency and effectiveness.

… making group health insurance available that provides worldwide coverage.

… providing a network of biblical counselors available to missionaries.

… assisting churches with development of their missions ministries.

In addition FGM enables missionaries to focus on their ministry tasks by …

… providing back office operations and administrative support.

… researching and providing information to facilitate international ministry.

… utilizing the network of associates of FGM to provide a multitude of counsel and guidance.

… filling the gap that the commissioning church is unable to do.

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David is the pastor of global outreach at Faith Church and the executive director of Faith Global Missions. He serves as a counselor in Faith Biblical Counseling Ministry and teaches in and plans international conferences. David has served as a missionary and worked as a small business owner. He and his wife, Kathy, have lived in Indiana since 1995 and have been members of Faith Church since 1996.