Opportunities for sharing in mission programs can form the heart of some inter-church partnerships. Serving one another and hearing about current ways of talking about Jesus and helping people to faith can have a profound effect locally. Practical experience of sharing in mission activity in both contexts is to be encouraged.
In a relationship, churches can discover ways of serving each other. It could be by responding to social needs in each community, developing a shared project, using each other’s worship resources, working together in a third country, or campaigning together on issues of justice and peace. It could be raising money in response to an identified need. However, a partnership should not be solely based on money or raising money. This misses the opportunity for mutual learning and praying.