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Missions FAQs

IN WHAT AREAS OF THE WORLD IS NEW LIFE INVOLVED WITH MISSIONS/CHURCH PLANTING?

New Life sends teams of missionaries and church planters to Central Asia, East Asia, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and South Asia.

WHAT IF I DON’T BELIEVE I’M CALLED TO THE NATIONS? SHOULD I STILL LEARN ABOUT MISSIONS?

We believe that Jesus’s great commission of “go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19) is a command that He gave to all Christians. All of us are called to be faithful goers to the nations or faithful senders to the nations. Even if you don’t go to the nations, you should be equipped to be a faithful sender. Both Awaken and Perspectives classes will help you to learn more about being a faithful sender, whether you ever go to the nations or not.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT GOING OVERSEAS WITHOUT MOVING THERE LONG TERM?

New Life sends short-term mission teams to work alongside our long-term missionaries on a regular basis. We take a six-week trip to East Asia each summer, and trips at least every other year to the other regions in which we are working.

WHAT WAYS CAN I BE INVOLVED IN LIVING MISSIONALLY HERE IN COLLEGE STATION?

To live missionally, you simply need to get started sharing the Gospel with non-Christians, and then helping new believers grow in their faith. We would encourage you to pick up a copy of our booklet, Cultivate, from the bookstall next Sunday. Cultivate will help you understand how to get started in making disciples. After that, joining a Multiply Group is the best hands-on training for disciple-making.

Multiply Groups

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER DOING A MULTIPLY GROUP?

Multiply Groups are designed for believers established in their walks with the Lord. The goal is to become disciple-makers through hands-on training and skills.

HOW IS A MULTIPLY GROUP DIFFERENT THAN LIFE GROUP?

Multiply Groups are established with the clear goal of teaching Christians how to make disciples, and then providing accountability and follow-up as those skills are put into practice. Additionally, Multiply is a 10-week training format, whereas Life Groups meet all year.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR A MULTIPLY GROUP? CAN I DO A MULTIPLY GROUP AND STAY INVOLVED IN MY LIFE GROUP?

A member of a Multiply Group commits to a weekly meeting and also to a 3-2-1 structure each week: 3 hours of spending time with Jesus, 2 hours of reaching out to non-Christians, and 1 hour of prayer for non-Christians.

It is possible to participate in a Multiply Group and a Life Group during the same semester. Those with busier schedules will probably need to step out of Life Group participation during the 10 weeks of Multiply.

Goer Life Group

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING THE GOER LIFE GROUP?

The Goer Life Group is for people who believe God has called them to go to the nations in the next 1-2 years but see the need for additional training. Goer Group is a requirement for anyone who desires to be sent out by New Life.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MULTIPLY GROUP AND THE GOER LIFE GROUP?

Multiply Groups are designed as a first step to train you to pray, evangelize, and make disciples. Multiply Groups are for any and all believers, and we hope that all Christians will consider participating in one at some point.

The Goer Life Group is specifically designed or people who strongly believe they will be moving overseas in the next 1-2 years and requires a greater level of commitment.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THE GOER LIFE GROUP?

The commitment of the group is nine months running on a school calendar (August to May), with a 4-3-2-1 weekly commitment, as described below:

    • 4 Hours weekly large group meeting called “Half-Time”
    • 3+ Hours weekly with Jesus
    • 2+ hours weekly with lost people with other community members
    • 1+ hour weekly praying with other community members
    • 2 hours weekly book reading
    • Monthly update for 10 prayer partners
    • Live in the same apartment complex as other Goer Group Members*

*We want everyone involved in the Goer Group to live as they were a missionary team overseas - living in close proximity, meeting often, and reaching out to the same people together.

For any other questions, please contact us!