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Project Evangelism

There has been a noticeable shift over the last decade, from supporting workers, to supporting projects. The scriptures makes it clear “workers are worthy of their keep”…how did we move from this to “Projects becoming worthy, or projects becoming the focus”…

1 Timothy 5:17-18 AMP

Let the elders who perform the duties of their office well be considered doubly worthy of honor and of adequate financial support, especially those who LABOR faithfully in PREACHING and TEACHING. [18] For the Scripture says, You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain, and again, The LABORER is WORTHY of his hire.

Without the “workers” there are no projects.

Matthew 9:37-38 AMP
Then He said to His disciples, The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. [38] So pray to the Lord of the harvest to force out and thrust laborers into His harvest.

No mention here of projects being sent out into the harvest, it says PRAY for LABORERS to be sent out. Projects don’t actually bring in the harvest, labourers do. Projects are not the power of God for salvation.

Support a labourer, not just a project. Projects have their place, and a great deal of good can come from well run and well managed projects, but they have no eternal impact.

1 Corinthians 9:14 AMP
On the same principle the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.

Matthew 10:10 AMP
And do not take a provision bag or a wallet for a collection bag for your journey, nor two undergarments, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the workman deserves his support (his living, his food).

If the workers are doing their work, which is preaching the gospel and making disciples, then they are worthy of their keep. We should be supporting “these projects”, not just the many and varied practical ones that the world and the church seem to prefer.

Evangelism, preaching the gospel and making Disciples are very, very worthy projects. Don’t think they are unnecessary or unworthy of support. This is the grass roots of Kingdom building, this is how we populate heaven. This is eternal.

Sow a seed for eternity, support an evangelist, fund a church plant or contribute something to some one making disciples…

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