World Focus Team

The World Focus Team serves to broaden the international vision of Affinity and its Partner Churches. The Team has representation from six Affinity Partner Church Associations and five Affinity Associate Mission Agencies.

The team:

  • aims to encourage and assist Affinity-related churches in prayerful, active and sacrificial involvement in what God is doing around the world
  • provides, on this website, a growing series of resource papers dealing with all aspects of facilitating cross-cultural mission outreach in the local church
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Mission Resource Paper 1 The Affinity World Focus Team

Mission Resource Paper 2 Useful Mission-related Websites

Mission Resource Paper 3 The Biblical imperative for Mission

Mission Resource Paper 4 Examples of Local Church Cross-cultural Mission Policy Statements 

Mission Resource Paper 5 Check List to Assess your Church's Vision for, and Involvement in, World Mission

Mission Resource Paper 6 Motivating the Local Church for World Mission  

Mission Resource Paper 7 Partnership in Cross-cultural Mission 

Mission Resource Paper 8 Good Practice for Churches Commissioning Members for Long-term Missionary Service

Mission Resource Paper 9 Pre-field Training, Orientation and Preparation for Missionary Candidates 

Mission Resource Paper 10 Readings in Cross-cultural Mission

Mission Resource Paper 11 Guidelines for Missionary Candidates in Developing a Prayer Support Team

Mission Resource Paper 12 Good Practice for Pastoral Visits by Church Leaders to Missionaries Overseas

Mission Resource Paper 13 The Role of the Commissioning Church in Overseas Crisis Situations Impacting Missionaries 

Mission Resource Paper 14 Good Practice for Churches Commissioning Members for Short-term Mission Service 

Mission Resource Paper 15 Short-term Mission Service Options with Agencies Affiliated to Affinity

Mission Resource Paper 16 International Links of Affinity Partners and Associates