Vocational ministry is nothing new.
Aquila and Priscilla were involved in vocational
ministry in the 1st Century AD.
You may already be involved in vocational ministry in
today's increasingly globalized business world.
Or you may want to get started.
We believe the key to successful vocational
ministry is connecting to others who are like-minded.
We are connecting people around the world in ministry.
You can take advantage of the connections,
coaching and care that our network provides.
Collaboration is powerful. Linking, training, supporting --
these aspects of collaboration are essential to ministry anywhere.
Like the interlocking blocks above --
you may be ready for interconnected ministry --
but simply waiting for someone to connect you.
You are in the right place.
The 18.26 Network helps Christians be vocational missionaries as they get a job globally by connecting them with a mission work in their work location. We will provide coaching through on-line video training, and we have on-going care of them. We do not supplant financially supported missionaries.
In Acts we read of Aquila and Priscilla leaving Rome and conducting their tent making professions in Corinth. But then we read of Paul asking them to join his mission team in Ephesus by using their professions as their ministry platform. And in Acts 18.26 we read of them taking Apollo home for lunch after synagogue and “showing him a better way.”
A vocational missionary is someone who works a full-time secular job in another country and seeks to represent Christ in his workplace and in the community where he lives (not bi-vocational) and partners with the mission work. The 18.26 Network connects the vocational missionary with a mission work in their work location.
Our goal is to make Christ known in every vocational context around the world!
- Consider that people are often led to read the Bible because someone lives out the love of Christ in their daily context and gives them a reason to read it
- Often someone's personal testimony of faith is what God uses for people to know and believe the Gospel
- Traditional missions has sent out many church planters and evangelists, but they seldom see people where they spend 50% of their waking time – at work
- People need believers in their work place and everyday lives
- 9 million U.S. citizens were living abroad in 2016 according to US State Department estimations
- 26% of them, 2.3 million people, are gospel-believing Christians a Pew study found
- 3 to 4 million Bible-believing US Christians perhaps live overseas now
- Few of these men and women see their work context as way to represent Christ, in a lost and fallen world
If you want more information about being a vocational missionary, please complete the form on the Contact form page.