COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD
Challenge Your Church To Give Extra To Faith Promise Missions
A 2% Increase In Monthly Giving Would Enable Over P100,000,000 in 2020 for World Evangelism.
How Can You Help the Missionaries during this pandemic?
1. Encourage them, Send notes of encouragement via Social Media. Contact ABC for a list of email addresses.
2. If a missionary is nearby invite them to the church, Small Group Bible study or special fellowships.
3. If they cannot come show a recorded mission message and their Ministry Presentation in your Live Stream.
4. Send them a Love Gift. They are living by faith.
5. Take Batch 2020 on for Support.
6. Be Proactive in Missions. Your church will Grow in Spirit and Faith.
Procedure and Philosophy of Discipline
The question has been asked how does the Asian Baptist Clearinghouse handle problems within the missionaries using the Clearinghouse.
It is important to understand that the Clearinghouse is not a mission agency or board that approves, commissions or sends out missionaries. The Asian Baptist Clearinghouse is a service center that processes the financial gifts from the supporting churches to the missionaries on the foreign field. The Clearinghouse recognizes and honors the spiritual authority of the sending church and pastor. When problems arise with a missionary that is using the Clearinghouse, the ABC Office contacts the sending church. The sending church with its spiritual oversight is the proper venue to make decisions and solve
problems of the missionary.
The Clearinghouse works together with a missionary and the sending church, in its capacity as counsel, insight, guidance and encouragement, to maintain and promote missions and the cause of Christ. The Clearinghouse does have policies and guidelines for its own organizational needs. These policies are agreed upon by the missionary and their sending pastor when a family is accepted into the service center of the Clearinghouse. When the Clearinghouse is aware of an issue with a missionary, the problem is referred to the sending pastor. Then the Clearinghouse work with the missionary and his pastor to resolve issues. It is the desire of the Clearinghouse that the mission thrust of the Philippines will not be hindered.
Below are the specific clauses that govern and guide the policy of the Clearinghouse.
ABC Agreement Form
The Missionary agrees to:
1. “1. To uphold the standards of Christian ethics and morality as a representative of the sending church, the supporting churches and the Asian Baptist Clearinghouse; and to avoid criticism of other missionaries associated with ABC.”
Discipline and Dismissal
When a missionary is associated with ABC he signs and agrees to the following procedure: If a question shall arise concerning the legal, moral, doctrinal, personal character, insubordination to spiritual authority or financial integrity of the missionary, ABC shall ask for a meeting with the sending pastor and if necessary, the two recommending pastors. ABC will give them, and only them, any evidence it has to offer. The missionary is to be given sufficient notice to enable him to attend the meeting, if he desires. If the sending and commissioning church decide to withdraw their recommendation, this agreement will be terminated, and the churches so notified. All future funds sent for that missionary will be returned to the supporting church(es), without further responsibility of ABC to the missionary.
The Clearinghouse also reserves the right to end its relationship with any missionary because of issues that arise due to a breach of policy or that cannot be solved
biblically through the sending church.
At all times it is the heart of the Leadership of ABC to always live and work in unity for the greater propagation of the gospel of Christ.
A GREAT COMMISSION NATION
The Philippines stands as a launching pad for World Evangelism that sends missionaries into every area of the world. Asian Baptist Clearinghouse recognizes the authority of the local church as the commissioning and sending body of the missionary. The Clearinghouse is a partner ministry that endeavors to faithfully support the missionary families with training, logistical assistance in finances, banking, government, personal needs and on the field encouragement. Our desire is to work in unity with the sending church in equipping the missionary to fulfill the Great Commission, win the lost, disciple the believer, train nationals, establish indigenous churches and send the gospel to the world.
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