Hi, I’m Rory Tyer, Vice President of Marketing for Global Outreach International, an interdenominational Christian missionary sending organization. We’re about 45 years old and we support about 230 missionaries working in 46 countries. And to be perfectly honest with you, we need your help.
I work in our organization’s home office in Tupelo, Mississippi. Our home office staff share the same goal as our missionaries: to exalt Jesus Christ and engage people in mission by proclaiming the Gospel, doing good, and equipping the church. For us at the home office, we do this by serving our missionaries—we think of ourselves as a member care organization.
One particular way we care for our members is by maintaining a 100% policy. In other words, if you visit our website right now and donate to a particular missionary or project, that’s where your money goes. The home office doesn’t take any percentage off the top. We’re proud of this, and it’s not something we’re going to change.
This means, though, that the home office needs to raise support just like our missionaries. Everything we do is made possible by Christians like you, and churches like your church, who are willing to partner with us financially so that we can provide member care, administrative support, donation processing, and marketing support for our missionaries. This frees our missionaries to focus on the calling that the Lord has placed on their lives.
More than this, we want to innovate. We want our member care to be better, and so this year for the first time ever we’re taking a member care conference to Thailand, to serve our missionaries in that part of the world. We recognize that the landscape of fundraising and philanthropy is changing, and we’re actively working on new ways to support the home office. We’re exploring exciting partnerships with other organizations and have plans to bring missions training to believers everywhere.
We want all believers to understand that “missionary” is not a professional category or qualification. If you’re a Christian, biblically, you’re a missionary. We call this “democratizing missions development worldwide.”
But again—we can’t do any of this without your help. We’re looking for Christians and churches who are willing to become monthly financial partners with the Global Outreach International home office. We want to strengthen, expand, and innovate our member care, so that we can add more missionaries to our family and help more believers live out the calling God has given them. This means that more and more people around the world will hear the life-changing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
If you’d like to support us financially, visit globaloutreach.org/donate.
We’re also available to partner with your church or your organization. We can facilitate leadership development training for your church staff, for your board, for your executive team. We can host missions mindset workshops for your small group leaders. We can come host an entire missions conference at your church with workshops, dynamic speakers, and music, aimed at equipping believers to think of themselves as missionaries in their workplaces, their homes, their communities.
If you’re interested, send an email to email@example.com and let’s plan something together.
Before I go, I’d like to read a few verses from Hebrews chapter 3.
“Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. ‘Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,’ bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.” (Heb. 3:3-6)
God is the builder of the house that is Global Outreach International, so we’re not afraid. But we do believe that we are called to steward well the resources and the stories and the time that he’s given us.
Please prayerfully consider joining us in that stewardship.
VP of Marketing
together with the Home Office Staff