There were no options available, but as competition grew, so too came different models, competing brands, in different colours, with different options.
I don’t remember the brand, but a recent ad on TV for their new vehicle finished the 30 seconds by saying their vehicle was ‘well equipped as standard’. If you were contemplating buying a car today, would you opt for the base model with no options or one that is ‘well equipped’? Me? I like my creature comforts so I’d go for the model with all the options (if I could afford it).
One of SIM Canada’s 3 pillars of ministry is to ‘equip the church’. While SIM’s primary mandate is to evangelize the masses - to reach those yet to hear the Good News of Christ - we also believe, and are committed to ‘‘equipping’ believers and their ministries with the tools to enable them to become better leaders, better disciplers, better Christ-followers, better parents, better educators...and so on.
In SIM, equipping takes on many forms and like evangelism, it is mostly dependent on the context where we are working.
If a church is already established, then equipping the church with discipleship tools or advanced theological training will be required. In other contexts, equipping a hospital or school with the right hardware or software may the a huge need to enable them to provide the most effective ministry possible. And here in Canada, we equip the church with options that better enable them to engage in missions. The list is endless.
The following pages provide just a snapshot of how SIM better equips Christ’s followers to grow deeper and broader in their faith, or to become better Kingdom builders, or to equip ministries to provide better services - all for God’s glory.
SIM are convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God’s good news. But it is insufficient to remain a Model-T of missions. SIM workers share the gospel and make disciples in communities where He is least known, and to do this effectively we need to constantly equip the church.
I’m so thankful that because of faithful financial and prayer supporters, through SIM workers around the world, and by God’s grace, the mandate of the ‘Great Commission’ continues. Thank you for partnering with us!
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