1) My background and calling
2) Vision for the Indigenous
3) Obstacles the Church Must Face
4) Can culture save the people?
: My hope for this is that as you hear my testimony, my personal calling to ministry, my beliefs about who God is, and the vision that Alice Springs CFC has for the Indigenous people, you will start to get an understanding of Indigenous people in general, and begin to see the vision of how you can minister to the Indigenous in your own area.
This is part 3.
Workers. We’ve got the harvest but the workers are few. This is not about Christians; there are plenty of Christians. But not many are willing to work like this (remotely... away from the glitz & glamour). This is where the Churches should step in to preach and pray for their people. Maybe people aren’t willing because they just don’t know. There needs to be a grand scheme of missions that people are aware of so they can step into it. And the leaders of the church need to be praying that people will get the call because, like I said before, my calling is the perseverance for ministry. It will be for others too. We can't just hope and pray for workers but also create a model so once the calling is made on people's lives they can have access straight away. Perhaps God is waiting for us to “be ready” in this area before he calls more workers?
Like Jesus, Alice Springs needs to be accessible and available for people to reach. In fact, Jesus himself is the great model of mission that should always be followed. Let’s look at the missions behind Philippians 2: the moment God the Son became Jesus of Nazareth, the deity of the Son, in a sense, became ineffectual (by His own decision of course). Not that He lost His power or that He ceased to exist, but that the Son literally emptied Himself of His rights as God. He did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped because He knew that obeying the Father and living by the Spirit was sufficient for His earthly ministry.