Last Century Missionary

missionaryThere are 7,000 people groups on the earth who have never heard the sweetest name we know.  Who will go and tell them about the unsearchable riches in Christ Jesus?

The Malachi Network exists to:  “Make the name of the LORD great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11

God has raised up close to 40 singles or families within The Malachi Network who are serving as missionaries or church planters around the globe.  We are united by common values that are crucial for God’s mission as we approach the end of this age.

#1 – Convergence of Mission and Prayer

Malachi 1:11 describes both incense (prayer) and offerings (obedience) being given to the LORD.  The last century missionary will carry these priorities in a balance that will not only provide power but perseverance.

#2 – Knowledge of God

Malachi 2:7 describes the purpose of the priest:  to preserve knowledge.  The last century missionary will embrace the function of the priesthood of believers and challenge themselves and those around them in the knowledge of God.  They will be men and women of the WORD:  both Savior and Scripture.

#3 – Preparation for the LORD’S Return

Malachi 3:1 promises that a messenger will be sent to prepare the way of the LORD.  John the Baptist filled this role in Christ’s first coming.  A whole generation will fulfill this role for Christ’s 2nd coming.  The last century missionary will be armed with truth in love and declare the storyline of God to win the lost and keep the Church from offense.

#4 – Investing in the Next Generation

Malachi 4:6 gives us one of the most beautiful prophetic pictures within Scripture:  “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.”  The last century missionary will give themselves to the Joel 1 strategy of investing in their children and grandchildren.  This will happen both in our families and in those who the LORD enables us to love as family.

The Malachi Network is mobilizing and covering young leaders in missions and church planting.  With God’s help, we will establish a training pillar in the coming year.  Please pray for this ministry.

Check out our website:  www.malachinetwork.org and “Like” us on facebook.

If you are able, give to this ministry from our webpage or by sending donations to:

The Malachi Network – 2804 Arendel Dr. – Lawrenceville, GA 30044.

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About Rich Stevenson

Rich is the Executive Director of The Malachi Network (www.malachinetwork.org), a ministry focused on making the name of the LORD great among the nations. This network serves young leaders in missions and church planting. Prior to his present ministry, Rich pastored in Southern New Jersey, planted a church in Wilmore, KY, established a network of churches, served as an adjunct professor at Asbury College and was a senior leader at The International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO as well as The International House of Prayer in Atlanta, GA. Rich is the author of two books: Secrets of the Spiritual Life—10 Lessons from the One Thing Passages (Baker Books, 2003) A Voice from Home—The Words You Long to Hear from Your Father (WaterBrook Press, 2005) He graduated from Asbury College in 1984 with a BA degree in Philosophy of Religion and Asbury Theological Seminary in 1987 with a Master of Divinity degree. In 2010, Rich received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Union Biblical Seminary in Yangon, Myanmar. Rich has been married to Tania since 1982 and they have been blessed by amazing children: Zachary and his wife Meghan, Jacob and his wife Lena, Jessica and Corrie Emma.
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