PastorWell Update

We have had a good response to the encouragement and ministry support that PastorWell provides. For Missionary Church lead pastors, time is running out to enroll for the grant-covered year of PastorWell services underwritten by the Missionary Church Investment Foundation (MCIF). That offer must be accepted by September 30, 2020. All other church staff can […]

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Bill Armstrong

Rev. Bill Armstrong, 73, passed away on July 28, 2020. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 28, 1947, the son of the late Rev. Frank and Jeannette Armstrong. Bill attended Fort Wayne Bible College. He served as part-time youth pastor at West Berne Missionary Church, where he met his wife of 52 years, […]

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Before It Begins is actively serving Missionary Church Pastors now! Here is what they are saying. . . . 

The Before It Begins Initiative promotes purity within churches by equipping leaders to protect and restore the church from pornography “before it begins” to destroy the ones we love.  Before It Begins offers services for pastors struggling with temptation or addiction (confidential access to trained advocates and certified Christian sex therapists) as well as for the […]

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A DENOMINATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER FIRST FRIDAY FAST

Prior to the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards, along with several colleagues, issued what was called “The National Prayer Accord.” It was a call to united prayer throughout New England. God moved in response to those prayers, and America experienced an incredible awakening.  The National Prayer Committee and Awakening America Alliance have issued a similar “National […]

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Churches Included in CARES Act

Churches and other nonprofit entities have been included in the Paycheck Protection Plan, which is a part of the CARES Act passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The assistance is under the Small Business Administration’s authority. Applications may be made through the local bank where your church conducts business. The assistance is in […]

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New 2% Investment in Shared Ministries Policy

The current 2% Investment in Shared Ministries (ISM) policy calls for each church to give 2% of their income to the national office based on giving that was recorded in the last submitted annual report. The 2% assessment for 2020 was based on 2018 giving from all donor income (general, missions, building, bequests, etc.). The […]

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Pastor Appreciation Month

Pastor, we appreciate you! There…job done. I’ve appreciated my pastor and can get on with my life. Really? How can we really appreciate our pastors? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “appreciation” is defined as “to value or admire highly”. How do we express to our pastor that we value them?  Let me ask you a […]

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A MODERN-DAY HEALING MIRACLE!

In September 2015, I began to experience tremors and balance issues. A visit to my primary care doctor resulted in cursory treatment without a definite diagnosis. The symptoms progressed over the next 18 months and included vision and speech problems. During this period, I had many scans, diagnostic tests and even tests searching for parasites. […]

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Pastor Appreciation Month

The Missionary Church is blessed with well over 1200 pastors, men and women, who have given themselves to the Lord by serving His local church. Many have given up other opportunities to pursue this call on their lives and it has likely been a sacrificial choice for them and their families. The leadership of the […]

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Mission Revolution Coming to Hope MC October, 7th

Hope Missionary Church (HMC) in Bluffton, IN has been in existence for over 50 years and has always had a strong missions focus.  In its early days, when the church was just a few hundred people, they did what they could to support 2-3 overseas missionaries.  It was always an encouragement when these missionary families […]

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